Boizel Cuvée Sous-Bois 2000

Cuvee: Vintage
Vintage: 2000
Vinified in barrels, according to early 20th century methods – in order to rediscover the character of these champagnes. This cuvée is blended from three Côte des Blancs Chardonnay Crus (Chouilly, Vertus, Cramant), three Montagne de Reims Pinots Noirs Crus (Ay, Mareuil sur Ay, Mailly), and Pinot meunier from Chigny-les-Roses village. Despite the contrasting weather of 2000 – rain and hail interspersed with beautiful sunny periods – the three Champagne grape varieties reached excellent ripeness, overwhelming character and great ageing potential. The vinification has taken place in old Champagne and Burgundy oak barrels, where the still wines have spent nine months before being blended and bottled in July 2001.

The Blend
40 % Chardonnay, 50 % Pinot Noir, 10 % Pinot Meunier. Dosage: 5 gr/l

Tasting Notes
Eye: The robe is shiny, deep gold, crossed by thin columns of persistent bubbles

Nose: In the bouquet, the initially light wooden notes are soon over-taken by intense aromas of white flowers, baked fruits, roasted almonds with spicy notes (cinnamon, vanilla) all on a background of surprising freshness

Palate: In the mouth, the wine is complex with striking structure and an airy balance between freshness and power. The rich aromatic palette is confirmed with notes of small red berries and dried apricots. The final is elegant and exceptionally longlasting

Food Pairing
A champagne for gastronomy

Service
This great wine requires a few minutes to express itself fully in the glass
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