Doyard Vertus Les Lumieres Extra Brut Grand Cru 2008
Type: Champagne Volume: 750ml
Winery: Doyard Vertus
Country: France Region: Champagne
Grapes Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Classification: Grand Cru - Champagne Production:
Ratings and Tasting Notes:WA=98 Disgorged over a year ago with 0.8 grams per liter dosage, the 2008 Extra-Brut Grand Cru Les Lumières is a striking Champagne, unwinding in the glass with scents of pear, citrus oil, freshly baked bread, mandarin orange, almonds and buttery pastry. Full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, it's layered and muscular, with an immensely concentrated core of fruit, racy acids and a long, resonant finish. As I've written before, this cuvée is a blend of first-press juice: two-thirds Chardonnay from Mesnil-sur-Oger and one-third Pinot Noir from prime holdings in Aÿ.