On June 14th Paul Launois will host a Vintage 2018 Single Barrel auction. Julien Launois has selected two of his best parcels of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger to vinify his “Single Barrel 2018”. The 5 toasts of the 10 new oak barrels, made by “Tonnellerie Artisanale de Champagne” and a conscientious bâtonnage (stirring of lees) has led to a selection of 10 unique still wines for Champagne.
The Champagne harvest of the 2018 vintage proved to be generous in quantity with very healthy grapes, well ripe of excellent quality also the harvest was far richer in sugar and aromas then average. The wine is intense and vibrant with an extreme depth of flavours and tones, all showing very high potential and it will surely challenge, if not surpass, the historic vintages of '96, '02 and '08.