Le Brun Servenay, Extra Brut Millésime, Vieilles Vignes, Grand Cru
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Le Brun Servenay, Extra Brut Millésime, Vieilles Vignes, Grand Cru - 2011

Item # 31624 750mL

Aged for nine years on the lees. Vintage Champagne, crafted like this, is a rare treat. Made from old vines of Chardonnay from Grand Cru vines in Avize, Cramant, and Oger. Dense with concentration that only old vines can give. Precise with yellow fruits, floral aromas, and dense yet ripe minerals.

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Tell a Champagne connoisseur this wine was aged for nine years--just on its lees--and you're guaranteed to amaze. Also amazing, besides its long élevage, is the rich and dense wine resulting from the juice of old Grand Cru chardonnay vines in the Côte de Blancs. Superripe golden apple and hints of honey intermingle with aromas of an almond orchard. Lingering lime acidity and strong minerality affirm that this wine is going to be content in bottle for a long time before you decide to uncork it.

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