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2008 Collection Vintage Brut

Full-flavoured and elegant

2008 is regarded as a great vintage in Champagne.

The coldest season of the century so far, it was conducive to producing the aromatic precursors which ultimately shaped the aromatic complexity of this Champagne.

While a complicated year from a weather perspective, unseasonably dry and sunny conditions in the first two weeks of September ensured perfectly healthy and highly concentrated grapes were picked at perfect ripeness.

A blend of pinot noir, meunier and chardonnay in equal measure, this Champagne draws its elegance and finesse from the Champagne terroir.

Aged for at least 5 years in the cellars.

The Chief Winemaker adapts dosage levels to each Champagne in order to enhance its flavours and aromas. The choice of reserve wine is crucial and takes into consideration a whole range of factors, including the proportion of cru wines, year of harvest, grape varieties, and vinification and ageing methods, in order to guarantee the intrinsic style of each Champagne.

The mark of an excellent vintage year, 2008 Collection Vintage Brut is a profound, expressive Champagne of great character and highly distinctive. Its full-flavoured core and intensity gain momentum and merge seamlessly as one, where roasted aromas of ripe fruits and delicate honey fuse in majestic harmony. Poise, nervosity and assertiveness can all be found in this vintage intended for long cellar-ageing. It is an exhilarating Champagne of great finesse: a Champagne for only the most discerning connoisseurs, driven essentially by full flavoured pinot noir and chardonnay elegance. 2008 Collection Vintage Brut is a magnificent ambassador for Champagne, best served with fish cooked in light sauces or premium poultry.

AS AN APERITIF: best served at 7 - 8°C.
WITH FOOD: best served at 10 - 12°C.

Simple pleasures
Fromage frais and cured ham toasts
Apple crumble

Relaxing interlude
Cod mousseline
Spider crab meat in jelly
Pigeon and apricot tagine

Fine dining
Cream of asparagus and white fish
Cream of guinea fowl ravioli
Monkfish tail with vanilla

Bettane & Desseauve Wine Guide 2018.

3 stars
Gerhard Eichelmann Champagne Guide 2017.

Silver medal
Champagne Masters 2017.

Silver medal (92/100)
Decanter World Wine Awards 2017