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.
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes for the production of Brut Réserve are sourced from Grands and Premiers Cru vineyards within the villages of La Monta gne de Reims (Pinot Noir) and the Côte des Blancs (Chardonnay). Pinot Meunier is sourced from the best sites within the Valle de la Marnes. A unique expression of the vintage, the Grand Vintage is only produced in the best years.
Aging: The wine was aged eight months in stainless steel vats. Post second fermentation, the wine was aged for eight years on its lees.
Tasting Notes: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir. Due to the long lees aging, almond, frangipane, candied orange, and brioche aromas are rich and balanced. The palate is complex and mature, with the silky perlage supplying acidity and lift. Elegant pastry notes round out the finish.
Disgorged in October 2014, this smooth, now mature, wine has flavors of yeasty toastiness and a tight, mineral structure. Sliced apple and lemon zest still give freshness. Behind the fruit, crisp texture and a steely edge await. It is beautifully balanced, rich while dry and ready to drink. ~94WE
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