Boizel Grand Vintage 2004

Cuvee: Vintage
Vintage: 2004
A great wine, expressing the unique personality of the Boizel style and the2004 vintage: a generous crop both in quality and quantity. Due to a dry September, the grapes were perfectly healthy; the maturation was very slow, with harvest starting only in October for many crus.

To elaborate Boizel Grand Vintage, only grapes with the potential to produce wines with finesse and ability for long ageing were selected. The blend for 2004 is 50% Chardonnay from the Cote des Blancs (Mesnil sur Oger, Chouilly, Vertus), 40% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims (Mailly, Bisseuil) and 10% Pinot Meunier (Cumières). Only the first pressing (the cuvee) is selected.

After bottling the Grand Vintage has been aged for 8 years in deep cellars before release. The dosage is low (6gr/l) to preserve the purity of its aromas.

The blend
50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier. Dosage: 6 gr/l.

Tasting notes
The robe shows a warm gold color with very fine persistent bubbles.

Aromatic complexity and elegance. The Grand Vintage 2004 first expresses discreet notes of warm brioche and yellow peaches, then more intense aromas of dried fruits and honey.

On the palate the wine is pure with a refined texture. The intensity of aromas is balanced by minerality and freshness. The final is long and elegant.

Food Pairing
Complex and intense, the Grand Vintage 2004 allows wonderful matches with a dover sole meuniere, roasted veal with chanterelles, or truffled poularde.
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