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November 2016

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Our “Champagne of the Month” for November 2016 is the delicious Millésime 2005 from David Bourdaire of Champagne Bourdaire-Gallois. Based in the village of Pouillon on the Massif de Saint-Thierry, David cultivates 5 hectares of vines in Pouillon, Thil, Villers-Franquex and Hermonville. The estate is South/South-East facing with sandy/silty soil.


The Millésime 2005 is a vintage wine consisting of 45% each of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with the remaining 10% of Pinot Meunier. The grapes are selected from plots in Pouillon and Hermonville, the cuvée is fermented in oak by means of fût de chênes and is without dosage.


Appearance: Lemon to pale gold with a fine, persistent mousse.


Nose: Medium intensity with aromas of fresh lemon, grapefruit, strawberry, plum, passion fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, toast, fresh bread and short crust pastry.


Palate: Medium bodied with hints of lemon, peach, pineapple, red apple, fig, vanilla, cinnamon, honey, almond, hazelnut, fresh bread, yeast/bread dough, pastry with savoury and vegetal notes including asparagus and green tea.


This champagne is rich, delicious and full of character - created by a talented vigneron.


Price at source = €33.75 (September 2014)