The 2008 vintage was well-balanced with a mild winter followed by some periods of rain at the beginning of spring. During flowering a bitterly cold period in the middle of June threatened the vines, however this fortunately had no impact on the quality of the fruit. Ideal weather during the harvest ensured the grapes were very healthy. Following a series of unusual years, the 2008 harvest returned to the norm of the Champagne region.
The Brut Millésimé 2008 is a brilliant golden yellow in colour with a delicate effervescence. The nose is complex with aromas of candied citrus and dried fruits with notes of pecan and hazelnut. On the palate the wine has generous texture and a pronounced minerality. Flavours of caramel and citrus carry through to the long finish.