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2008 BRUT MILLESIME'
CHAMPAGNE

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Shafer Chardonnay 2018 Red Shoulder Ranch Carneros

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Passion, creative boldness, and elegance through simplicity are the founding values of the House of Laurent-Perrier. While everything may start in the vineyards. blending is the art of Champagne, and in the hands of Laurent-Perrier Cellarmaster Michel Fauconnet, it is Champagne winemaking par excellence. Fauconnet uses his three main base materials, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, as well as choosing the still wines that go into making up the final composition. With this he achieves the perfect balance between a base year and reserve wines to recreate the characteristic Laurent-Perrier house style each year.

2008 was characterized by a cold but not harsh winter and an overcast and rainy spring in the Champagne region. Harvest started mid-September in dry and cold conditions, perfect weather for healthy grapes which provided attractive Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. These high quality grapes revealed an outstanding aromatic richness that boded well for an exceptional vintage.

The blend is 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, with the Chardonnay grapes from the Cote des Blancs area: Chouilly, Cramant, Avize, and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger; the Pinot Noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims area: Ay, Verzy, Verzenay, Tours-sur-Marne, Louvois, and Bouzy.

The 2008 vintage is white gold in color with a fine sparkle. The nose displays both mineral and chalky notes giving way to elegant grapefruit and white fruit. On the palate it is lively- the wine has depth with a persistent freshness and notes of bitter orange and lemon on the finish. It is a rare and outstanding wine that expresses the character of the year in the Laurent-Perrier style.

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VM = Vinous Media WS = Wine Spectator JS = James Suckling WE = Wine Enthusiast DE = Decanter Magazine