First we have to understand how traditional Champagne is produced. The Big Brands we know and love will make their wines from many different vineyards across Champagne. With non-vintages, they will used different wines from different years.
They do this to achieve a reliable and familiar taste year after year. So when you get Bollinger Special Cuvée, it’s tastes the same as the last time you celebrated with it.
Grower Champagne, on the other hand, is where the grape grower makes them Champagne themselves. This means that you typically have just one site being used for a Champagne, and more often the vintage variation you expect with other wines.
The result is a wine that changes year after year, but also one that better reflects the terroir of where it comes from.
will ultimately be down to personal preference. But if you like your wine to reflect where it comes from, and resemble a living thing, then why not give some Grower Champagne a go