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Assemblage: 51% Chardonnay, 26% Pinot Noir, 23% Pinot Meunier
Disgorging: November 2009
Suggested Retail: $69.99
Dosage: 5.5 g/l

Tasting notes: Grand Vintage 2002 is mature, harmonious and precise. Seven years in the cellars have developed the mature, toasty flavors, both sweet and dry, with warm notes of grain and frangipane along with toasted almonds and malt, mocha and light tobacco. Notes of ripe fruits follow: pear, candied citrus, plum, nectarine and white peach. On the palate, the construction is precise and the substance is velvety. The first impression of creamy roundness progressively allows the linear, tight structure to appear.  The flavors of fruit become fresher: mandarin orange and pink grapefruit. The deliberately light dosage (5.5 g/l), creates a firm, precise finish, deliciously tonic and refreshing, with notes of rhubarb and currant as well as quinine and citrus.
“Grand Vintage 2002 is characterized by the aromas of cereals and frangipani, white peach and nectarine, with a velvety texture and a precise finish, creating an exceptional Champagne.” Benoît Gouez, Chef de Cave