Sparkling results from a tasting of 320 wines crafted by the region’s dynamic, terroir-focused fizz makers. The report spans from Non-Vintages to recent releases, showcasing the extraordinary wealth of fine vintages and non vintages that are available right now.
This report’s producers very much spearhead Champagne’s new wave of sustainable, organic and biodynamic grower production (even if not all of them carry certifications). But one must bear in mind that they represent only a fraction of the 2000+ strong universe of grower Champagne. Also, defining small-producer Champagne is increasingly challenging as many are no longer registered as RM (récoltant-manipulant) but might have gone négociant, either to expand production or for other reasons.
Part One of Club Oenologique’s Champagne Report 2023 can be found here. Tasting notes and scores (featuring only those wines scoring 90 points and above).
Some of the growers we stock and their scores;