Vintage 2008 Les Lumières
A special cuvée within the Doyard champagne range: this is a blend of chardonnay and pinot noir. Chardonnay grapes come from grand cru villages Avize and Mesnil-sur-Oger, the pinot noir from Ay. Vinified and aged in older barrels without malolactic fermentation, with a very long resting time on its lees afterwards. An exceptional champagne: ripe and intens on one hand and a lovely acidity on the other hand. As if you're tasting liquid gold.
Growing season 2008 started off chilly, but a sunny not too hot summer offered grapes wonderful ripening changes. Relatively cool 2008 is considered one of the best vintage years in the new millennium.
- style: rich and complex
- 65% chardonnay 35% pinot noir
- dosage: 0,8 gr/liter
- extra brut
- cellar aging sur lattes: 10 years