Vintage (Millésime) Box

$652.00

Interested in Vintage champagnes but unsure which to buy? SimplyChampagne bring you the Vintage Bundle with three premium champagnes from Champagne Houses including Pascal Hénin and A&S Boever grand cru champagnes and an organic champagne from Champagne Hubert Noiret.

Selected from some of our favourite bottles you will be able to find something for everyone including varying compositions of full Pinot Noirs and elegant Chardonnays.

An excellent starting point to your Millésime champagnes tasting.

Please note subject to availability. In the event a bottle is unavailable it will be substituted with an equivalent alternative champagne. Case content may differ from photo.

2 x Pierre Boever & Fils, Brut Grand Cru, Vintage 2012

The Millésime 2012 Champagne from Pierre Boever & Fils is made by blending 50% Pinot Noir grapes with 50% Chardonnay grapes and, just as the Millésime rules dictate, is made only from grapes of one exceptional year.

Composition

Made by blending 50% Pinot Noir grapes with 50% Chardonnay grapes and, just as the Millésime rules dictate, is made only from grapes of an exceptional year.

When to drink

The Millésime name means that this is a special champagne. All grapes used in the making of this champagne come from the same year and it has been aged at least 3 years on lees. Enjoy as an aperitif.

Tasting Notes

The lively effervescence forms a fine and powerful cordon and mousse. Straw yellow hue with beautiful clarity. The nose is fine and elegant with floral notes of rose and acacia flower. The attack is open and clear on the palate. The structure is very balanced with a citrus and fresh fruit finish. The dosage produces a long and refreshing finish with toasted aromas. Source:  Sébastien Boever, Consulting oenologist Laboratory O2C

Awards

Gault et Millau 2017: 14/20 Decanter 2015: Bronze award Hachette Wine Guide 2017: one star
Please note image shown is the 2010 Millésime bottle. Orders of this product will be the 2012 bottle.

2 x Pascal Hénin Vintage 2012 Extra Brut Grand Cru

Pressing and wine-making of grapes from old vines situated in Champagne Grand Cru villages. Millésime 2012 comes from a unique and exceptional 2012 harvest and has been aged on lees for 5 years in addition to the initial steel VAT ageing.

Composition

50% Chardonnay from the village of Chouilly in the Côte de Blancs and 50% Pinot Noir from the famous Grand Cru village of Aÿ in the Montagne de Reims, in France. This champagne is dosed at 4gr/l.

When to drink

Serve at 7˚ C at any occasion.

Tasting Notes

Golden shiny robe. Creamy foam. Rich open and mature nose. Fresh and tonic mouth. Source: Romain Hénin
 

2 x Bression-Lourdeaux TryAgain Vintage 2015

The first sip of this champagne is a fresh experience that invites you and your guests to immediately try it again. In fact, the name was originally thought to honour the small village where it is produced, Try Dormans in the Marne Valley of Champagne, France.

Composition

This is a young Millésime (2013) champagne blend of 33% Meunier, 33% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay grapes. This champagne is assembled with 100% of the best grapes of the year 2013. Dosed at 8.5 g/l, TryAgain is a brut champagne.

When to drink

It is a vivid champagne very much appreciated for festive aperitifs.

Tasting Notes

At first glance, the colour is lemon yellow with slight amber shades. The bubbles are generous, active and continuous. The nose presents delicate aromas of citrus fruits. In the mouth, the attack is fresh, young and dynamic, revealing characteristics of white flowers and grapefruits together with mineral notes, followed by aromas of orange plums and apricot.
Did you know? For a champagne to show Millésime on its bottle, its blend uses the grapes of a same year and has to have aged 3 years “on lees” before it is put on the market Wines aged sur lie (French for "on the lees") are kept in contact with the dead yeast cells and are not racked or otherwise filtered. This is mainly done for whites, to enrich them. (It is a normal part of fermenting red wine, and so is not noted).
Read more on rare millésime champagne in this Forbes magazine article.
Description

A selection of 3 premium vintages produced sustainably from farm to distribution.

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