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Grape Variety: 50% Chardonnay 40% Pinot Noir 10 % Pinot Meunier
Aging Potential: Drink now
Serving Temperature: 8 ~ 10 °C
Alcohol Level: 12.0%
To elaborate a Grand Vintage, only grapes with the potential to produce wines with finesse and ability for long aging are selected. The blend for 2008 is 50% Chardonnay from the Cote des Blancs (Mesnil sur Oger, Chouilly, Vertus), 40% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims (Mailly, Bisseuil) and 10% Pinot Meunier (Cumières). Only the first pressing (the cuvee) is selected. After bottling the Grand Vintage has been aged for 8 years in Boizel’s deep cellars before release. The robe shows a warm gold color with very fine persistent bubbles. The nose reveals a wonderful aromatic complexity and elegance. The Grand Vintage 2008 first expresses discreet notes of warm brioche and yellow peaches, then more intense aromas of dried fruits and honey. On the palate the wine is pure with a refined texture. The intensity of aromas is balanced by minerality and freshness. The finale is long and elegant.
Founded in 1834, Champagne Boizel has cultivated excellence since its origins by respecting the values of authenticity and commitment to the best quality. In 180 years of existence, this family house has forged its reputation on the subtlety of its blends and the finesse of its different Champagnes. Then as now, each generation pursues the adventure by combining respect of tradition with a capacity for innovation to continue to produce Champagnes that are constantly more refined and more appealing. The involvement of the family in all stages of production, from the vine to the glass, and the family’s deep roots in Epernay, in the heart of Champagne, are two major strengths for the House. This love for Champagne and the passionate pursuit of finesse, character and elegance in the wines are authentic family values.
|Serving Temperature||8 - 10 ºC|
|Grape Variety||50% Chardonnay 40% Pinot Noir 10 % Pinot Meunier|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Cellaring||Ready to Drink|
|Food Pairing||Roasted Veal with Chanterelles, Sole Meuniere, Truffled Poularde|
|Wine Spectator||91 Points|
|Wine Enthusiast||90 Points|