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Lanson Gold Label 2004
Champagne Lanson marks 100 years of vintage Champagne production with the launch of its Gold Label 2004.
The House 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 for a fertile ageing process, giving them excellent potential for laying down.
Aged for at least five years in the shelter of our 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.
Describing the 1904 vintage, Victor Lanson wrote: "A very elegant wine which marked the beginning of our reputation in Europe. 1904, a record of charm and quality."
A century later, the harvest was exceptional and the House of Lanson was able to make a 2004 Vintage Champagne. The qualities of this wine already promise an elegance reminiscent of the last century.
To make its 2004 Vintage, Lanson selected the most expressive wines from Grand Cru Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards.
The pale gold colour of the wine is enlivened by very fine bubbles. The aromatic palette of dried and candied fruits, grilled almonds, apricot, fig and mandarin is generously expressed in the bouquet.
On the palate, the attack is meaty and complex, with the candied mandarin finish developing long-lasting tangy notes.
Lanson Gold Label 2004 is the perfect accompaniment for creamy fish dishes, white meats, small game or a mature Maroilles cheese.
Blend: 48% Chardonnay, 52% Pinot Noir
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.