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L. Bénard Pitois Millésime 2008, 2008

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A Champagne of precision showing a marriage of freshness and maturity

Bright gold with a green tinged appearance and a fine mousse with a beguiling effervescence. Lean and compact with a delicate citrus, dried apricot and a buttered brioche nose. The palate is still fresh and well-balanced with flavours of crisp green apples, peaches, hazelnuts and toast. With an in-tune finish that is clean, pure and long.

  • 16.5pts Jancis Robinson (Tasted Jul 17)
  • 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay
  • From an acclaimed vintage

Food Pairing: Linguini w/ mussels and fennel, roasted buttermilk chicken, prawn tempura

Cellaring: Drinks well now.

 

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

Ideally located near the town of Epernay, this is an estate right in the heart of all things Champagne. With 9.5h of vineyards classified as either Grand Cru or Premier Cru, these are noteworthy producers and we are proud to stock a range of their bottlings in the shop. Winemakers Michelle and Laurent Bénard-Louis continue to make a name for this House with a hands-on approach philosophy and meticulous attention to detail.
Each plot is vinified separately using small vats as well as light oak-ageing in small barrels. These are terroir-focused producers and when your terroir is Champagne then who are we to argue.

 

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