Doyard, Champagne Grand Cru Extra Brut Les Lumieres 2008Regular price $335.00 Save $-335.00
Variety: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Champagne Doyard's roots trace back to the 17th century in the small village of Vertus in the Cotes des Blancs appellation of Champagne. Yannick Doyard took the helm in 1979 and his son Guillaume has since taken over. They farm from the family's original domaine in Vertus, as well as sourcing their fruit from several Grand Cru villages. The family's focus on viticulture includes biodynamic farming. Plots are worked by horse and the yields are kept low making for a wine intense in style. Their Champagnes also spend at least 48 months on their lees. The goal of Champagne Doyard is to make the most expressive terroir-driven wines possible. For this, we love their attention to detail.
This exquisite Grand Cru bottle draws its fruit from more than one Grand Cru village. Two thirds of the fruit is Chardonnay coming from Avize and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger; the other third is Pinot Noir which hails from Ay Grand Cru. This wine is aged older Burgundy barrels and spends 120 months (ten years) on the lees before it was finally released at the end of 2018. It is concentrated and intense, full of energy and raciness!