Champagne Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes

2008
France
Champagne

100% Grand Cru Chardonnay. The core of the cuvée is made up of three vineyards with very old vines in Cramant and Avize. The first is a parcel of 50 ares in Avize: part of which is 30 years old and part of which is more than century old, planted by the grandfather of the 81-year-old gentleman Patrick purchased the vineyard from in 1989. The second parcel, planted in 1937, is in Cramant and belonged to Patrick’s paternal grandfather. A third parcel is on the border of Cramant and Avize: two of the most assertive terroirs in the Côte des Blancs giving very saline and mineral wines.

 
93 points
"Firm acidity and chalky texture create a crisp frame for finely-knit flavors of poached pear, lemon curd, dried cherry and salted almond in this vibrant Champagne. Lightly honeyed and lingering on the creamy finish. Drink now through 2030."
Alison Napjus,
Wine Spectator
, April 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB8570-08
Product Line: 
Wine
Sparkling
Sparkling White