In a northern wine district like Champagne, the quality of the vintages varies more than they do in a warmer climate. By blending the different vintages with each other in order to balance the wine, this problem in Champagne has been solved. The years when the grapes ripen to perfection, which happens more and more often, vintage champagnes are made. These wines should reflect both the producer's style and the year in which the grapes were harvested.
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