Brut Réserve NV
55% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier
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. Working with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sourced only 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.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes for the production of Brut Réserve are sourced from Grands and Premiers Cru vineyards within the villages of La Montagne de Reims (Pinot Noir) and the Côte des Blancs (Chardonnay). Pinot Meunier is sourced from the best sites within the Vallée de la Marne.
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 & AGEING
True ambassador of the House, the Brut Réserve expresses the elegance and finesse typical of the Boizel style. This cuvée is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The hand-picked grapes come from about 30 of the best Champagne Crus and only the first pressings are used. The still wines (vins clairs) from the year are blended with 30% of reserve wines kept from the previous two harvests, ensuring consistency. By using reserve wines within two vintages only, Boizel is able to preserve freshness in their wines, a signature trait of their winemaking style.
Post second fermentation, the wine is aged for three years on its lees, in bottle.TASTING NOTES
The expressive, fine and fresh nose opens on white flowers, followed by elegant, fruity notes of white peach, apricot, hints of citrus fruits and brioche. Its texture is seductive, fresh and round, and well balanced. The first aromas are magnified, joined by intense notes of pear compote and acacia honey.