For vintgae champagne what is the minimum ageing on the lees? As I understand it from the oxford companion and the compendium it is still minimum of 12 moths and the ageing itself need to be at least 36 months in total. I know that most producers age their vintages more then that but I do want to know the AOC regulation are
Vintage wines must be aged 36 months from tirage, I think maybe you were looking at when wines may be disgorged after tirage? Under élevage it says 15 mos (NV) 36 mos (vintage) post tirage.