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Cuvée Marguerite 2008
Grape Varieties75% Chardonnay; 25% Pinot Noir
- 91 Points
BackgroundChampagne Vollereaux is called upon to celebrate, add sparkle and pay homage, becoming a synonym for joy, happiness and cheerfulness. For six generations, the Vollereaux family's attention to detail has been reflected in each bottle, leaving a finished product that delivers a fresh, light, elegant and fruity profile. What was once enjoyed by a small group of friends and family is now available worldwide. With its casual-chic style, Champagne Vollereaux creates the occasion and elevates any moment. Cuve Marguerite was made in the memory of Marguerite Vollereaux, Franck and Helene Vollereaux' grandmother, who played a very important role at the champagne house during World War II. Marguerite kept the business going for five years - including the care of the horses, work in the field, the harvest and the production process - as the Vollereaux men went to the front line.
VinificationVollereaux Cuvée Marguerite is aged sur-lie for eight years, more than twice the time required by appellation rules. The grapes undergo 100% malolactic fermentation. 2008 was the perfect year to create the ninth edition of our Cuvée Marguerite. Harvest began on September 17th after a long winter & humid spring; the sunshine in July & early September resulted in perfectly matured grapes. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were in excellent sanitary condition.
ColorLight straw with golden reflections and consistent intense, fine bubbles.
NoseHas great finesse, with aromas of peach syrup, salted butter caramels, and a final flourish of floral orange blossom and bergamot.
PalateRich and full. After a round and generous introduction, 2008 vintage maintains an incredible freshness. The balance of flavors and elegance of the aromas create a beautiful harmony to this vintage.
AnalysisAlcohol: 12.3 %pH: 3.04RS: 10.6 g/LTA: 4.8
Serving SuggestionsAs an aperitif, this Champagne can accompany crispy sesame seed crackers; it also pairs perfectly with delicate whitefish.