Joyau de France Brut
65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay
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.
The Joyau cuvée was created in 1961 by René Boizel, who chose the exceptional and memorable 1961 vintage to launch this special wine
Quintessence of the Boizel “savoir faire,” the powerful but elegant Joyau de France expresses the best of great Champagne; this cuvée is made only in exceptional vintages. It is a blend from Premier and Grand Cru grapes: 60% Pinot Noir from Mailly, Cumières, and Chigny-les-Roses, and 40% Chardonnay from Avize, Chouilly, and Vertus (within the Côte des Blancs). Only the first press juice was used.AGEING
10% of the wine was vinified in oak casks, the rest in stainless steel. Post second fermentation, the wine aged for 14 years on its lees.TASTING NOTES
The bouquet opens with a wide range of elegant and generous aromas. Finely balanced hints of almond, frangipane, candied orange, and brioche.
On the palate, the wine is complex, with a beautiful intensity, supported by a silky, refined texture. Elegant pastry notes come forth on the palate. The richness of the aromas is combined with delicacy and freshness.