CHAMPAGNE CAMILLE SAVES – Millésime 2011 – Bouzy Grand Cru
Around 27 euros per bottle
Harmonious and refined bottle.
Particularly fine bubbles.
Delicate bead of bubbles.
Radiant generosity, enhanced by the respect of a long period between disgorgement, of which the date est specified on the back label, and shipment.
The majority of Pinot Noir (80%) gently establishes itself with subtle aromas of red and black fruits highlighted by elegant touches of apple and pear, graceful signatures of the chardonay (20%).
Later, captivating fragrances of honey and pastries reveal the maturity of the champagne, characteristic sign of 6 years of ageing on laths of the bottles, in the deep chalk cellars of the house.
Delicious tension at the opening, obtained by the rigorous selection of the best juices (cuvée) during the soft pressing of the grapes and by the timely stop of the malolactic fermentation of the base wines.
The mouth becomes sensual, reinforced by the accurate dosage with 7 g/L of sugar added at disgorgement.
Lively finish, barely spicy, coupled with a radiant minerality.
Remarkable length on the palate.
With this Millésime 2011, Hervé Savès, its producer, signs a remarkable interpretation of the terroir of Bouzy, exclusive origin of the grapes harvested by hand at perfect ripeness in old plots of vine (over 35 years old).
Ideal as an aperitif but especially during a meal, with a rack of lamb in salt crust, for example.
While the fifth generation of passionate wine growers enters the scene with the arrival of Arthur Savès in the wine estate, the Champagne house Camille Savès has been perpetuating the pioneering spirit of Eugène Savès, its founder in 1894. Talented wine grower, Hervé Savès signs each year around 85,000 bottles of touching champagnes, of which 85% are exported to the USA, variations inspired around the soul of the noble terroirs (Grands Crus of Bouzy, Ambonnay, Tours-sur-Marne and Premier Cru of Tauxières) of the 10 hectares vineyard of the house, cultivated in the greatest respect of the environment.