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2008 Cedric Bouchard Inflorescence Val Vilaine
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"The explosive, kaleidoscopic Champagnes of Cedric Bouchard are some of the most compelling wines coming out of the region today... Readers should do whatever they can to experience these magnificent wines."
- Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate
Whatever you can.
What says "Happy Holidays" better than this? (Keep in mind, this special price is good this week only!)
Cedric Bouchard's Val Vilaine has to be one of the fastest moving sparklers ever to grace Crush. We first emailed about it just a year and a half ago, right after Antonio Galloni wrote those fateful words in The Wine Advocate.
Needless to say, that initial email sold out in less than 24 hours and our three subsequent offers followed suit. Each time, we sought out more, but this is an artisanal production - a one-man operation with barely enough vineyard holdings to make 500 cases… clearly, availability is severely limited. We only have a few cases, but it's too good just to sit on.
This is an outstanding deal for grower Champagne that’s so intensely focused on quality and the expression of terroir. Each of Cedric Bouchard’s wines comes from a single vineyard, a single vintage (though they’re labeled as NV) and a single varietal.
The Val Vilaine is 100% Pinot Noir sourced from a tiny vineyard (~1.5 hectares) still owned by Cedric's father. The site is farmed organically; yields are kept absurdly low and, like all of his wines, this is fermented using only native yeast in stainless steel tanks. It is bottled unfined and unfiltered with no added dosage.
The results are explosive, full of flourishes and opulence yet at the same time so, so impressively detailed in its expression of crisp fruit, a giant bouquet of wildflowers and minerals. This blanc de noirs flaunts all the power, richness, exoticism of the Pinot grape, begging to be swirled and sniffed, almost like a Burgundy... but it somehow manages this with a simultaneous precision and intensity that's unlike anything else coming out of Champagne right now.
If you want to see where the great region of Champagne is headed - what the area's brightest, terroir-focused stars are now turning out, you should absolutely start with Cedric Bouchard's Val Vilaine.
All quantities are very limited, and as we've said, this always sells out at record speed, so please give us your maximum order, and we will allocate as fairly as possible. To place your order, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
2008 Inflorescence Val Vilaine Blanc de Noirs
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