"Joyau de France" Brut

Boizel

APPELLATION

Champagne

GRAPE VARIETIES

65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay

WINEMAKERS

Evelyne Boizel
Christophe Roques

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
12%

2000

90POINTS

Wine & Spirits
DECEMBER 2018
2004

94POINTS

Wine Enthusiast
DECEMBER 2018
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

Quintessence of the Boizel savoir faire, the powerful but elegant Joyau de France expresses the best of the great Champagne wines: with Chardonnay underlining and Pinot Noir signing. The richness of the 2000 vintage is expressed through the selection of Grands and Premiers Crus grapes, offering a beautiful maturity and an exceptional intensity despite difficult weather conditions of 2000. As always for Boizel Champagnes, only the purest juice the first press was used.

AGING

Grapes are hand-picked and placed in small baskets. The wine is aged 8 months in small, 3-to-8-year-old barrels after primary fermentation. Post second fermentation, the wine is aged fourteen years on its lees, in bottle.

TASTING NOTES

An intense, concentrated bouquet with fresh floral fragrances, mature fruit such as pineapple, yellow peach, apricots and delicate notes of pastry. The texture is silky, supported by smooth and creamy effervescence. The fruit aromas are confirmed (pineapple, apricot, touch of candied angelica) and are enriched by subtle nuances of cassis, cherries and exquisite notes of orange.

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