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Jacquesson Avize Champ Cain 2008

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Description & Technical Information
Situated at the bottom of the slope facing due south; calcareous soil of clayey, sandy, silty structure over blocks of Campanian chalk. Planted to Chardonnay with 12,000 vines over 1.3 hectares in 1962. Chablis pruning. Grapes harvested on 26th September 2008. 8,296 bottles and 402 magnums. Fermented in large oak casks and rested on the lees until it was bottled on 18th May 2009.

Weather: After a rainy but mild winter without any prolonged cold spells, spring arrived with some very localised frosts. Cool weather returned in June and the infrequent sunshine prolonged the feeling of freshness. The spring to autumn weather was bright with sunny spells and the long, hot days and cool nights during September gave the grapes excellent acidity during the harvest period. The 2008 vintage is fast emerging as one of the best since the renowned and now-legendary 2002.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Chardonnay: Avize - Champ Cain Vineyard
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Vintage: 2008
Lees Ageing: 9 years
Disgorged: April 2018
Dosage: 2.5 g/l Extra Brut
Alcohol: 12.5%
Drink: Now to 2025

Tasting Note: Distinct grapefruit and ripe apple flavours with strong lees character. Packed full of fruit, lots of apple and lemons with hints of gooseberry all combined with hints of both toasty oak and creamy pastries with underlying freshness from the acidity, all very well balanced.
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Expert Reviews
Antonio Galloni
“"The 2008 Extra-Brut Avize Champ Gain is rich, ample and creamy. Graphite, dried herbs, hazelnut and tropical notes fill out the wine’s ample frame effortlessly. Textural richness and vibrancy melded together make the Champ Gain absolutely compelling. Tropical overtones add shades of nuance to a Champagne that shows all of the resonance and breadth that are such Avize signatures. Dosage is 2.5 grams per liter. Disgorged: April, 2018."”
Jancis Robinson
“Disgorged April 2018. 100% Chardonnay from a 1.3-ha vineyard planted in 1962. Dosage 2.5 g/l. Focused and mineral with the precision of a 2008.”
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