Varietal/type/vintage: '95 through '98 Chardonnay, merlot, cabernet, sauvignon blanc, non-vintage
J Vineyards & Winery focuses on non-vintage
Brut, Vintage Brut, and Brut Rose sparkling wines, as well as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris Estate varietal wines, all produced from grapes farmed primarily within Sonoma County's Russian River Valley appellation.
By law, a non-vintage
wine must remain on its lees for a minimum of 15 months, and a vintage wine for three years.
At Champagne Gosset - the oldest wine house in Champagne, they keep their non-vintage
for three years and their vintage for five.
A cellar man at a great champagne house once told me they send their best non-vintage
to the home market (France) and to the UK, the next best to their neighbours in Europe and the tail-end elsewhere.
If it's just an average year the wine made goes into your ordinary non-vintage
Champagne house Veuve Clicquot is launching its first non-vintage
rose through independent wine retailers and department stores.
, Carte d'Or, an 80-90 per cent Pinot Noir based cuvee, is very much the expression of the Drappier style, dominated by red fruit and citrus, seasoned with butter and spice.
After a non-vintage
year in 2003, Vintage Premium came good at York yesterday to lift the cloud that has been hanging over his stable in recent weeks.
IN what is turning into a distinctly non-vintage
year on the Coventry boxing scene yet another fight has been postponed.
Glenfiddich has finally released an aged malt (12 years old), to replace its long standing non-vintage
blend, usually the cheapest champagne on offer.