"Grand Vintage"

Boizel

APPELLATION

Champagne

GRAPE VARIETIES

50% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier

WINEMAKERS

Evelyne Boizel
Christophe Roques

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.12
Alcohol
12%

2008

90POINTS

Wine & Spirits
DECEMBER 2019
2009

94POINTS

Wine Enthusiast
DECEMBER 2019
BACKGROUND

In 1834 the Boizel House was established in Épernay, the heart of Champagne, by a family passionate about the wines of its region. Intimate knowledge of the Champagne region, passed on through the generations, and access to grapes from the finest cru sites, are the essential elements behind the Boizels’ elegant portfolio.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

Working only with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sourced from Champagne’s most coveted Grands and Premiers Crus blended with the best crus of Pinot Meunier, Boizel’s intimate knowledge of each village and hillside coupled with longstanding grower relationships allows them the ability to select the finest quality grapes for their Champagnes. All wines are aged sur lie in Boizel’s historic chalk cellars beneath the Avenue de Champagne for a minimum of 3 years, climbing to 15 years and above for the best vintages.

WINEMAKING

A unique expression of the vintage, the Grand Vintage is only produced in the best years. After an atypical weather year that raised hopes for the best and then fears for the worst, nature was finally merciful for the 2007 harvest. Thanks to rigorous grape selection and a talented chef de caves who blended wines from the finest terroirs in this cuvee, the Boizel House reveals a unique, outstanding character in this Grand Vintage 2007. This cuvée is a blend of 40% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs (Mesnil sur Oger, Chouilly, Vertus), 50% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims (Mailly, Bisseuil) and 10% Pinot Meunier from Cumières. 3% of the wines was aged in oak casks.

AGING

The wine is aged 8 months in small, used barrel after primary fermentation. Post second fermentation, the wine is aged for 8 years on its lees, in bottle.

TASTING NOTES

The slight amber notes are the result of long ageing on lees, enabling a lovely concentration of aromas and flavors. The wide, open bouquet offers dry fruit notes of almonds and accents of biscuit. The palate is crisp, fresh and clear, combined with a vinous sensation and delicacy. This is an intense, powerful, truly great champagne with rare elegance.

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