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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Boizel Chardonnay Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut
Boizel Chardonnay Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut
(search item no. 25073)

PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $40.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A pale robe with green tints and very fine and regular bubbles. A fine, floral nose with aromas of toasted bread, hawthorn and honey. In the mouth, fresh and full, with a few mineral nuances, finishing with great delicacy and length.

This champagne is the ideal aperitif. Its maturity and breadth mean that it also goes well with white meats, shrimp and grilled fish.

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About Champagne Boizel:

Evelyne Roques – Boizel continues the tradition of women from Champagne who have inspired their house with drive and character. In 1984, , she expressed the spirit which has guided the four generations of Boizels preceding her throughout its 150 year history in the motto, "A Family, A House, A Tradition". The House was founded by August in 1834, participating in the great adventure of the beginnings of Champagne. The House gradually built up a reputation in France and abroad, for August had already understood the importance of exporting. His son Edouard had immense wine – cellars tunneled into the flank of Mont Bernon and made the first bruts of the young House. He created vintage Champagnes, some of which rest to this day in the deepest of the Boizel cellars, in the vault known as "Tésor" (Treasure). Jules further developed export markets and from 1920 onwards produced a Cuvée "Blanc de Blancs" (100% Chardonnay), a rare choice at that time. After the war, his son, René Boizel, found himself at the helm of a House which had suffered greatly… All he had left were his cellars, the loyal friendship of his customers and, as a sportsman, great reserves of energy. He restored the House to the position it had occupied before and opened up new markets. He created the new "Joyau de France" (Jewel of France) special Cuvée, of which the first vintage dates back to 1961, one of the harvests of the century. In 1972, following the premature death of René and the illness and death of his son Eric, who had wished to move into the family business , Erica Boizel herself was obliged to become the torchbearer for the House. Her daughter Evelyne, with a degree in history and a diploma in museology and her son - in – law Christophe Roques, an engineer, returned to the fold at that time, to learn the new profession that awaited them. They continued the business, and in 1994 decided to join the Boizel, Chanoine Champagne group. Their studies had destined them for different horizons from these, but the Family, the House, the Tradition… What was that we were saying about passion?