Nicolas Feuillatte


Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or '08 Champagne |Vintage |2008

Nicolas Feuillatte

Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or '08 Champagne

Vintage 2008

$325.00

- An iconic champagne from the No. 1 selling house in France

- The quintessential vintage champagne all made from the 10/10 rated 2008 harvest

- Pair with pan-fried scallops with fresh lemon juice or poached Sea-bass fillet with citrus

This prestige Champagne is composed of upfront, permeating flavors of redcurrant and citrus fruits. A second wave of Pinot Noir offers freshness and a streak of minerality are underpinned by a distinctive chalk signature and acutely delicate smoky finish.

This harmonious combination is accentuated with the tropical-style Chardonnays from Montgueux. Golden and translucent with striking amber tones. Wonderfully rich, the bubbles form a lovely stream of effervescence resembling fine pearls. Aromas of fresh white fruits, dried almonds and apricots, and a slight hint of spice. This linear, well-balanced vintage is built for the future.

On the palate, the 2008 Palmes d’Or Brut offers notes of red fruit and citrus. The Chardonnay from Montgueux dominating the blend express tropical, fleshy characteristics. This Champagne lingers delivering notes of dried flowers and the gentle touch of gossamer bubbles, while elegantly structured and linear on the finish.

- Winemaker, Guillaume Roffiaen

94 points - James Suckling

Complex aromas of dried citrus fruit, such as orange and peach with pie crust. Some brioche. White pepper. Full-bodied, dense and layered. Very deep and beautiful. Needs time to come together, but already a beauty.

Technical details - 50% chardonnay from Chouilly, Cramant, Oger, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize and Montgueux near Troyes; 50% pinot noir from Bouzy, Verzy, Verzenay, Aÿ and Ambonnay."

Ranked No.1 Champagne house sold in France and No.3 in the world, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has strengthened its position as France's favorite champagne over the years. Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte celebrates not only the success of a house that has become a leader in its category in less than 40 years, but also the success of a unique cooperative model, one of a kind in Champagne. The commitment shared by 5000 growers is the real force of the brand positioning.

“Everything is in full working order,” said RVF Editor Denis Saverot. “Investments are operational, a new team is in place. Nicolas Feuillatte is a model in strategy in the coop world in France. We recognise the tremendous work accomplished by its Chef de Cave, Guillaume Roffiaen, since his arrival. Nicolas Feuillatte champagnes have never been so precise, fresh and balanced.” We believe our growers contribute to provide an outstanding "indulgence for the many" signed by Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte.

Christophe Juarez - CEO

Palmes d’Or was created in 1986 by Nicolas Feuillatte as the ultimate expression of his love for a young opera singer. He created this exceptional cuvée in the image of his diva: elegant, sublime and unforgettable. This exceptional, sophisticated champagne is encased in a one- of-a-kind, lustrous gold container, which protects the bottles’ brilliant pearl relief. No other champagne begins to compare with Palmes d’Or champagne. This prestige cuvée expresses the vast diversity of the champagne soils. A powerful Champagne with a complex, distinguished structure. The gorgeous black Palmes d’Or champagne bottles were designed to mirror the magnificent opera singer and replicate her signature black pearls, which she wore at every New York performance.

About the house

Ranked No.1 Champagne house sold in France and No.3 in the world, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has strengthened its position as France's favorite champagne over the years. Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte celebrates not only the success of a house that has become a leader in its category in less than 40 years, but also the success of a unique cooperative model, one of a kind in Champagne. The commitment shared by 5000 growers is the real force of the brand positioning.

“Everything is in full working order,” said RVF Editor Denis Saverot. “Investments are operational, a new team is in place. Nicolas Feuillatte is a model in strategy in the coop world in France. We recognise the tremendous work accomplished by its Chef de Cave, Guillaume Roffiaen, since his arrival. Nicolas Feuillatte champagnes have never been so precise, fresh and balanced.” We believe our growers contribute to provide an outstanding "indulgence for the many" signed by Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte.

Christophe Juarez - CEO

The Story of Palmes d'Or 

Palmes d’Or was created in 1986 by Nicolas Feuillatte as the ultimate expression of his love for a young opera singer. He created this exceptional cuvée in the image of his diva: elegant, sublime and unforgettable. This exceptional, sophisticated champagne is encased in a one- of-a-kind, lustrous gold container, which protects the bottles’ brilliant pearl relief. No other champagne begins to compare with Palmes d’Or champagne. This prestige cuvée expresses the vast diversity of the champagne soils. A powerful Champagne with a complex, distinguished structure. The gorgeous black Palmes d’Or champagne bottles were designed to mirror the magnificent opera singer and replicate her signature black pearls, which she wore at every New York performance.

Winemaking


Aged 10 Years on Lees