Non-Vintage Champagne

The vast majority of Champagne is non-vintage, meaning that the wine in the bottles is a blend of wines from multiple years’ harvests. Why is this? Well, the Champagne region is notoriously fickle with its climate and weather, meaning that some vintages simply don’t produce the quality of grapes needed to make high-end, fine wine. Blending different years helps alleviate this issue, while also helping Champagne houses release a consistent product, thus, their “house style.”