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Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage 2005 marks more than a century of great Lanson vintages since the first was made over a hundred years ago. Produced only from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Grands Crus, each bottle is aged for at least five years to develop the aromas and flavours that typify the chosen year and the unique house style. Powerful, complex and harmonious. Ideal with white meat and fish dishes.
The House of Lanson makes the difficult choice to declare vintages only in years that can truly be considered exceptional. 1904, 1928, 1955, 1971, 1976, 1983 and 1990 are great Vintages that have gradually built the reputation of Champagne Lanson. Nowadays, Lanson is particularly famous for its collection of Vintage Champagnes.
With no malolactic fermentation, Lanson champagnes are full of promise, enjoying an ageing process which gives them excellent potential for laying down.
Aged for at least five years in cellars, each Lanson vintage develops the aromas and flavours that typify the chosen year whilst also reinforcing the pillars of the Unique Style of the House : fruitiness, freshness and power.
The 2005 harvest gave birth to tender wines of great quality. To the eye, the gold colour of the wine is enlivened by fine bubbles. The nose expresses powerful aromas of ripe fruit and candied fruits: apricot, fig, raisins.
On the palate, the initial impact is silky and the flavour is full-bodied and rich with explosions of honey flavours punctuated by mild spices. As a whole, the wine unfolds power, complexity and great harmony.
Lanson Gold Label 2005 will form happy alliances with rich, sought-after dishes: pullet with morel mushrooms, ortolan and fresh truffle salad, spiced lobster gratin.
Blend: 49% Chardonnay, 51% Pinot Noir
Chardonnay Grands Crus: Avize, Cramant, Oger, Le Mesnil sur Oger; Pinot Noir Grands Crus: Ay, Verzenay, Verzy, Bouzy.
Dosage: 8 g/l
One of the oldest Champagne houses, Lanson was founded in 1760 by Francois Delamotte, a magistrate from the Reims. The values and expertise that created the unique and enduring style of Champagne Lanson have been handed down from generation to generation. Since 1760, this has been the guiding philosophy of the successive generations that have promoted Lanson throughout the world.
Centuries in the dedicated pursuit of perfection have established the House of Lanson as one of the premier champagne makers. Today, the marriage of a contemporary dynamism with age-old tradition brings pleasure to millions the world over.
Champagne Lanson is one of the few houses in the Champagne region that chooses not to use malolactic fermentation. This decision guarantees the freshness and optimal development of the wines' flavours, allowing vintages to mature fully and evolve their complete array of aromas.
1904, 1928, 1955, 1971, 1990, 1995 or 1996, are among the most illustrious vintages that have distinguished Lanson as a great Champagne House reputed particularly for its Vintage champagnes.