Palm Bay International welcomes Champagne Boizel to portfolio
(July 2017) – Leading U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International is delighted to welcome Champagne Boizel to its fine wine portfolio.
Located in the heart of Épernay on the famed Avenue de Champagne, Boizel was founded by Auguste and Julie Boizel in 1834 and is, today, led by the family’s 5th and 6th generations – Evelyne and Christophe Roques-Boizel and their two sons Florent and Lionel. Boizel’s exquisite house style is achieved through careful blending of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sourced only from Champagne’s most coveted Grand and Premier Cru vineyards with Pinot Meunier from the appellation’s best cru vineyards sites. Only the first pressing, the “cuvee”, is used and dosage is kept low to preserve the wine’s natural expression. All wines are aged “sur lie” in Boizel’s historic chalk cellars beneath the Avenue de Champagne for a minimum of 3 years, climbing to 15 years for the best vintages. Disgorgement dates are printed on each bottle to ensure enjoyment at the optimal age.
Champagne Boizel’s range includes:
- Brut Réserve NV (SRP $44/750ml) - the house’s true ambassador, it expresses both elegance and finesse and includes between 20 – 40% reserve wines from the previous two vintages, ensuring both consistency and freshness
- Rosé NV (SRP $60/750ml) - a Pinot Noir dominated blend that maintains a refined elegance thanks to the addition of 20% Chardonnay
- Blanc de Blanc NV (SRP $85/750ml) - a blend of Premier and Grand Cru sites from the Côte des Blancs – each contributing its own characteristics to the final wine over an extended 4 year lees aging process
- Ultime NV (SRP $90/750ml) - a six year lees aging process and zero dosage contribute to its precise, intense expression of terroir
- Grand Vintage 2007 (SRP $100/750ml) – produced only in the best years, this cuvée is a blend of 40% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs, 50% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and 10% Pinot Meunier from Cumières; 3% of the wines was vinified in oak casks
- Joyau de France 2000 (SRP $150/750ml), the quintessence of Boizel’s savoire-faire, a blend of 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay combine power and elegance; 10% was vinified in oak, matured 14 years on lees
Champagne Boizel is currently rolling out nationwide.
In 1834 the Boizel House was established in Épernay, the heart of Champagne, by a family passionate about the wines of its region. Intimate knowledge of the Champagne region, passed on through the generations, and access to grapes from the finest cru sites, are the essential elements behind the Boizel’s elegant portfolio.
About Palm Bay International:
Palm Bay International, a dynamic family-owned company, offers one of the nation’s most comprehensive portfolios of imported wines and spirits, including over 50 suppliers from around the globe. Among Palm Bay’s most valued assets is its remarkable network of long-term partnerships with the foremost wholesale companies in all 50 states, as well as the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. With the crucial collaboration of these partners, Palm Bay’s portfolio is able to meet the needs of every level of the industry, from independent restaurants and retail stores, to chain accounts, supermarkets, hotels, airlines, cruise ships, duty-free accounts and U.S. military bases. This impressive roster of brands, accounts and relationships positions Palm Bay as a major source of fine wines and spirits and an industry leader in the U.S. marketplace. For more visit: www.palmbay.com.
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