François Gilbert at Vinitaly: A captive audience of Champagne lovers

In a room filled to capacity, François Gilbert bowled over a demanding, passionate audience. Industry members were delighted to discover – and rediscover – Champagne throughout the duration of the conference, through some lovely tastings.


Myriad parameters define the diversity of Champagne wines: the growth, the grape varieties, the vintage, maturation time and choice of dosage – all of which can be combined, creating virtually endless scope for winemakers.


Every year, François Gilbert is invited to present Champagne from a particular angle. After Blancs de Blancs last year, he focused on the diversity of Champagne for the 50th Vinitaly show from April 10 to 13, 2016.


The labels that were presented and tasted:



Until next year’s theme is announced, discover the range of Champagnes in our online guides now!