Premier Cru Tradition

  • Champagne Desbordes-Amiaud
  • Champagne, France

Method & Production

Fermented and matured in enamelled steel vats and oak barrels, and élevage of the reserve wines takes place in oak barrels and oak vats. 

The current Premier Cru Tradition is a blend of mainly the 2010 and 2011 vintages. Most of the wine from 2011 was aged in steel vats for 7 months, whilst a smaller amount of 2011 and some of the 2010 vintage were aged in barrels for varying amounts of time between 7 and 19 months. The wine was bottled in April 2012.

Champagne Desbordes-Amiaud now have two 7,200 litre oak vats which house blends of many previous vintages, and this wine is blended in with the new harvest every year. 

Tasting notes

Gold in colour, the Premier Cru Tradition has beautiful aromas of acacia, pine needles and hawthorn with some quince jam overtones. On the palate, this is an excellently balanced champagne with an almond freshness that develops into a smoother, sweeter honeyed finish.


“Neither invasive, nor overpowering, the sparkle in this champagne is perfectly integrated; it greets the mouth with a creamy touch and remarkable smoothness. Everything about this wine is seamlessly balanced giving it a wonderful harmony.” O. Poussier

Food matching

A beautiful champagne to drink with food. Excellent with fish dishes including fish in richer sauces.