AR Lenoble


Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 2008|Blanc de Blancs|2008

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Vanilla

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Nut

Nut


Almond

Damery

Damery

What to expect


The tension and definition of the energetic 2008 vintage is endearing in the opulent village of Chouilly, and Malassagne has sensitively matched the elegance of the vintage with a subtle 10% oak vinification and a very light dosage. Good gracious, such is the stamina of the season that this cuvée has not evolved one iota since its release two years ago, upholding youthful lemon, pear and apple fruit of impressive poise and proportion amidst notes of lemon meringue. It’s propelled by a wonderful line of glistening 2008 acidity and pronounced, frothing salt mineral texture, elongating a finish of magnificent line and persistence. Oak lends an appealing, almost invisible note of vanilla and almond. A masterful and age-worthy contrast between the rounded intensity of Chouilly and the vivacious drive of a terriffic season.

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

 

On sale

$125.00

Club Price $118.75 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Vanilla

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Nut

Nut


Almond

What to expect


The tension and definition of the energetic 2008 vintage is endearing in the opulent village of Chouilly, and Malassagne has sensitively matched the elegance of the vintage with a subtle 10% oak vinification and a very light dosage. Good gracious, such is the stamina of the season that this cuvée has not evolved one iota since its release two years ago, upholding youthful lemon, pear and apple fruit of impressive poise and proportion amidst notes of lemon meringue. It’s propelled by a wonderful line of glistening 2008 acidity and pronounced, frothing salt mineral texture, elongating a finish of magnificent line and persistence. Oak lends an appealing, almost invisible note of vanilla and almond. A masterful and age-worthy contrast between the rounded intensity of Chouilly and the vivacious drive of a terriffic season.

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

 

About the House

About the House


Food suggestion

Led by supremely talented and very passionate brother and sister duo Antoine and Anne Malassagne, this vineyard is one to watch. Located in Damery this 100% family owned and operated estate consistently turns out impressive champagnes and has recently been awarded the Chairman’s Trophy at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine Awards 2017 in London. This is one of our favourite producers in Champagne and their wines speak for themselves.

Food suggestion


A firm favourite dish pairing with excellent vintage blanc de blancs is Grilled Scallops. It's just simple and so good. However why not try Crab with lime and avocado to work in with the softer textures and well-defined minerality in the wine.