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Boizel Grand Vintage (2008)

¥11,955 (Including tax)
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A GREAT VINTAGE, INTENSE AND REFINED.


Tasting notes
At first sight, the robe is gold with tiny and persistent bubbles.

The nose reveals a wide pallet of intense and tasty aromas. Almond, frangipane, candied orange and brioche interlace with beautiful balance.

On the palate, the wine is complex, deep, with a silky and sophisticated texture.
Elegant pastry notes and rich aromas combine with delicacy, ampleness and freshness in a lingering finale.

Suggested pairings
Intense and refined, the Grand Vintage 2008 can be appreciated throughout the meal with a rosemary lamb shanks, for instance, or a grilled lobster.

Blend: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir

Alc: 12%

 

See producer detail: Champagne Boizel

Wine style:
Sparkling
Grade:
A.O.C.
Varietal:
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
Origin:
France
Area:
Champagne
Producer:
Champagne Boizel
Style:
Dry
Size:
750ml

Elaboration
A humid spring, freezing temperatures when the vineyards were blooming mid-June and a variable summer: all of this made 2008 a year full of questioning.
But once again, a sunny September confirmed the great potential of the vintage.
The slow maturation of Pinots noirs and Chardonnays allowed to wait for a few more days to harvest wonderful grapes under a dry and cool weather.

For the Grand Vintage, only the grapes able to produce subtle wines with a long ageing capacity are selected. Still wines were very promising. The blend is made of 50% of Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs (Oger, Mesnil sur Oger, Avize,Vertus) and 50% of Pinot noir from the Montagne de Reims (Mailly, Bisseuil, Chigny les Roses).

Only the first press (the cuvee) is used. After bottling, the Grand Vintage has been ageing for 8 years in our cellars for a slow development to reveal its full potential.

The dosage is low (4 gr/ l).

Vinification: in stainless steel vats

Ageing: 8 years on lees

Dosage : 4 gr/l

Wine Enthusiast 93 Point!
Guide Bettane+Desseauve 2018  17/20 Champagnes of the year
Grandi Champagne Guide 2018  92/100 Alberto Lupetti

« Boizel’s vintage always perfectly represent the harvest year, therefore, as 2008 was an excellent one, the result is on the same level … » by Alberto Lupetti