2012 Champagne Mandois Vieilles Vignes Victor Brut

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2012 Champagne Mandois Vieilles Vignes Victor Brut

A magnificent, carefully-crafted blend: the Champagne is delicate on the nose and shows a creaminess on the palate created by its very fine bubbles. It possesses perfect harmony and long-lasting flavours.


Tasting Notes

Colour

Straw yellow gold with golden reflections

Nose

Notes of white peach and citrus, then evolved aromas ranging from yellow fruit, toasted brioche and hazelnut. 

Palate

Victor 2012 is marked by freshness, delivering whites and citrus fruits. The aerial structure of this champagne persists in the mouth and brings a saline and mineral finish. 

2012 Champagne Mandois Vieilles Vignes Victor Brut

This “symphonic” Champagne is essentially composed of grapes from old vines of over 50 years of age growing in Mandois vineyards in Chouilly and Vertus. The low yields produced by these old vines provide both the structure and the balance between concentration and finesse essential to the creation of a fine Champagne.

In addition, in order to develop smoothness and complexity, a proportion of the harvest is vinified in oak barrels in the traditional method used by Victor Mandois over a century ago. 

History of Mandois

The “birth certificate“ of the Mandois vineyards dates back to 1735 when the family decided to acquire some vineyards in Champagne. At that time, Jean Mandois, a contemporary of Brother Oudart, possessed and worked a few plots of vines on the hillsides of Epernay. 1860 was a revolutionary year in the long family history. This was the year when Jean Mandois' great-grandson, Victor Mandois, a visionary and trailblazer, took the decision that he would vinify and sell the wines of Champagne in Epernay.
Thanks to Victor's passion for his craft, shared by the ensuing generations inspired by his work, Champagne Mandois is now available around the world and is reputed to be among the great Champagne Houses.


Vinification

  • 70% in stainless steel vat                             
  • 30% in oak barrel 

 

Awards

  • 93 points - Wine Enthusiast
  • Gold Mundus Vini













    Specifications

    Year 2012
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Chardonnay
    Country France
    Alcohol content 12.5% alcohol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.4 units
    Type Champagne
    Dosage 5g/l
    Aging 9 years on lees in 18th centuary vaulted cellars
    Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
    Food Matches Bistro - Scallops with vegetables  & Gastro - Bresse chicken with morels  
    Villages
    Chouilly, Vertus  and  the  old  vineyard of La Côte de Sézanne 
    Origin Champagne - France
    Appellation AOC Champagne