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Grand Cru Collection Bouzy - 2000

Maurice Vesselle

4.40 / 5.0

white sparkling, extra-brut
Champagne AOC, France
On lees
~60 months
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
3673 UAH, 3950 UAH
not available
Maurice Vesselle Grand Cru Collection Bouzy 2000

No malolactic fermentation.


4.40 / 5.0750 ml@One Tea Tree · Classy Bubbles Vol. 2

I was really curious to taste this wine. Aside from being 22 years old, it is made without malolactic fermentation and with no oak usage. The result is mesmerising. Maybe too sophisticated, but it was my favourite wine of the evening (not by score). It has a beautiful bouquet of brioche, baked apples, mushrooms, sea-soaked pebbles, cider and Jerez. It has a wonderful multilayered palate and a long and persistent aftertaste.

Wine #6 on Classy Bubbles Vol. 2 event.

Maurice Vesselle

The Champagne House Maurice Vesselle, established in 1955 in Bouzy by Maurice Vesselle, is now led by his sons, Didier and Thierry. They manage the 7.5 hectares of family vineyards, upholding the legacy and values of their father. The vineyards are situated in Bouzy and Tours sur Marne, on the Montagne de Reims, an area exclusively classified as 'Grand Cru'. The Vesselle brothers are deeply committed to preserving their terroir, employing traditional methods like hilling up, ploughing, and ripping across all vines. Their dedication to environmentally friendly practices is highlighted by their HVE (High Environmental Value) certification.

The House is renowned for its prestigious range of vintages from 1976, which are a testament to the rich terroir of Bouzy and Tours sur Marne. The champagnes primarily feature Pinot Noir with a smaller amount of Chardonnay. Didier and Thierry Vesselle choose not to use malolactic fermentation in their winemaking process to preserve the freshness and finesse of their wines.