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  • A harmonious, round and powerful wine
  • Blending power and freshness
  • Captures the typical features of the excellent 2008 vintage
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Golden-Yellow
Nose Full of aromas of toast and orchard fruit compote.
Palate The wine is harmonious, round and powerful on the palate, with a lengthy finish. Great length.
Food Pairing Perfect as an aperitif, would also be an admirable match for grilled lobster or slow-cooked leg of lamb and with a dessert of salted caramel macaroons.
Cellaring Ready, but will Keep
Notes Vintage 2008 is based on a blend of Pinot Noir (36%), Chardonnay (32%) and Pinot Meunier (32%), from a number of different crus including Hautvilliers, Avize, Le Mesnil sur Oger, Ay, and Rilly-la-Montagne. Full of aromas of toast and orchard fruit compote. The wine is harmonious, round and powerful on the palate, with a lengthy finish. Great length.
Variety Chardonnay / Pinot Noir
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2008
Region Champagne
Country France
Sustainability None
Alcohol 12.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Canard Duchene
Champagne
Champagne is a wine region to the north-east of Paris where wine has been grown since the Romans first planted in the 5th century and the region is most well known for the sparkling wine that goes by the regions name.

Champagne is made from 3 grapes. The two red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and the white grape Chardonnay. All three are commonly blended though a ‘blanc de blanc’ meaning ‘white from white’ indicates that only Chardonnay was used. Conversely a ‘blanc de noir’ or ‘white from black’ indicates that the two red grapes were used.
A common misconception is that Champagne was invented by Dom Pérignon. Although this is not the case, he made considerable contributions to the quality and production methods used in the region. The very first bottles of Champagne were created by accident, and coined ‘the devil’s wine’ for all the popping corks. Sparkling wine in Australia was referred to as Champagne but this practise has long been disallowed.

Methode Champenoise is the traditional method by which Champagne is produced and if you see Millisime on a bottle, it represents the fact that the wine comes from a particular vintage rather than being blended, which is the more common practice.

Icons such as Dom Pérignon and Kristal are world reknowned, but we find as much pleasure in the smaller Champagne houses such as Gosset and Jacquinot. Magnums are perfect for the festive occasions and half bottles are also available.

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