• 2011 vins clairs from the Club Tresors de Champagne

    This morning, the Club Trésors de Champagne held its annual presentation of vins clairs from the most recent vintage. I've written a little about the 2011 vintage already, and I'll be writing a more complete report on the vins clairs later in the spring. Today, however, showed a small glimpse of what a number of high-quality growers have come up with from across the region.

    Since even before the grapes were picked, it has been widely acknowledged that chardonnay is generally the most successful variety of the vintage—it had fewer problems with rot, allowing producers to harvest the grapes later in order to gain more ripeness. A Chouilly chardo
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