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Telmont Vinothèque 1996
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The Champagne Telmont is a family-run Champagne house, renowned for its craftsmanship, commitment to quality and rich history. Founded in 1912 by Henri Lhôpital, the house is located in the village of Damery, in the heart of the Vallée de la Marne, in the prestigious Champagne region.
The history of the Lhôpital family dates back to the early 20th century, when Henri Lhôpital decided to create his own house of Champagne. A passionate and visionary winemaker, he acquired vineyards in the Vallée de la Marne and set about producing exceptional Champagnes. The quality and authenticity of Telmont's cuvées soon attracted the attention of Champagne connoisseurs, and the company gained recognition.
Through the generations, the Lhôpital family has passed on its know-how and winegrowing heritage, while remaining true to the values of tradition, respect for the terroir and innovation. Today, the company is still run by the family, who continue the family heritage and commitment to excellence.
The terroir of Vallée de la Marne is a major asset to the quality of Telmont Champagnes. The vineyards cover almost 36 hectares, mainly located in villages classified as Premier Cru appellation, such as Damery, Boursault and Verneuil. The terroir of Vallée de la Marne is characterized by its clay-limestone soils, which give the grapes optimal ripeness and characteristic freshness.
The Telmont house is particularly attentive to environmental preservation and soil health. It favors reasoned viticulture, using nature-friendly practices and avoiding the use of synthetic chemicals.
The grapes are harvested by hand, allowing careful selection of the ripest and healthiest bunches, guaranteeing the superior quality of the grapes.
Winemaking at Telmont is a meticulous process, where tradition and modernity meet. The grapes are gently pressed, and the juices are vinified in stainless steel vats to pRéserver purity of aroma and freshness of fruit. Part of the wines undergo malolactic fermentation to bring a creamy texture and additional complexity to the cuvées.
The ageing of Telmont Champagnes is mainly in stainless steel vats, and part of the cuvées are aged in oak barrels, offering a wide range of aromas and a silky texture to the Champagnes. The cuvées are aged on lees for an extended period, giving them great complexity and finesse.
The Champagnes are distinguished by their elegance, freshness and expression of the Champagne terroir. They offer a complex aromatic palette, ranging from fresh fruit to brioche notes, with floral and spicy nuances. On the palate, Champagnes are well-balanced, with delicate effervescence and a lingering finish, testifying to their high quality.
Description Telmont Vinothèque 1996.
When nature generously offers a harvest of exceptional quality, it deserves to be cherished.
The Vinothèque collection highlights Champagnes Millésimés with exceptional intrinsic qualities whose aging potential is significant.
The 1996 vintage is one of the finest vintages produced in recent decades.
Thanks to ideal weather conditions with warm days, cool nights and a long summer, the quality was impressive. The ideal balance between sweetness and acidity reveals ripe mango and walnut on the nose, and raspberry compote aromas on the palate.
An exceptional Champagne to pair with exceptional dishes such as sea bream ceviche or snacked scallops.