About the Wine
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 2000 vintage offers beautiful maturity and exceptional intensity, despite the difficult weather conditions that year. As always for Boizel Champagnes, only the purest juice from the first press was used.
The 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. This cuvée is a blend of 65% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims (Mailly, Cumières and Vertus) and 35% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs (Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Avize, Vertus).
Aging: 10% of the wine was vinified in oak casks, the rest in stainless steel. Post second fermentation, the wine aged for 12 years on its lees.
Tasting note: Sparkling Wine. 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay. 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, a touch of candied angelica) and are enriched by subtle nuances of cassis, cherries, and exquisite notes of orange.
Aged for 15 years on its lees, this mature Champagne is toasty, shedding its bright fruitiness while gaining a richer, more developed, and nuanced character. Almonds and spice are partnered with intense acidity, resulting in a beautiful wine that is ready to enjoy now. ~94WE
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