Champagne Marion-Bosser

 

The mother-daughter team of Bernadette and Elodie Marion perpetuate a family tradition, crafting Champagnes that are the very essence of subtlety, refinement and elegance.

 

 

Elodie learned her trade in Burgundy: after receiving her degree in viticulture and oenology in Beaune, she worked with Henri Boillot of Jean Boillot & Fils in Volnay, and later at Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard in Chablis, where Patrick Piuze was then cellar master. When Patrick created his own House, Elodie worked on his first harvests, 2008 and 2009. Following six years in Burgundy, she decided to return to Champagne to work with her mother on the family estate. 

 

 

The traditional Champagne village of Hautvillers – only 4 miles from Epernay - is best known for its most famous inhabitant, Dom Pérignon, a Benedictine monk and cellar-master at the Hautvillers Abbey (1658-1715), who discovered how to draw out Champagne’s natural effervescence, thus turning the still vin de Champagne known as vin gris into a foamy, bubbly wine known as vin diable (devil’s wine), or vin saute-bouchon (cork-popping wine).

 

Set in the beautiful countryside of the Grande Vallée de la Marne, Hautvillers is a village of 850 inhabitants in the foothills of the Montagne de Reims. Exclusively Premier Cru, the vineyards of Hautvillers are exposed South/South-East and planted in the Champagne region’s three grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The soil, consisting of chalk and belemnites derived from the Mesozoic era, brings together the best conditions to produce a high-quality Premier Cru Champagne.

 

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THE WINES:

 

BRUT TRADITION, Premier Cru

Grapes: 67% Chardonnay / 40% Pinot Noir                                            

Bottle-ageing: 3 years on lees

ABV: 12.5%

Dosage : 10 g/l

Tasting Notes: Tradition is the perfect name for the classic marriage of Chardonnay

and Pinot Noir grapes, which are blended here to achieve a cuvée filled with roundness.

Straw-yellow in color, with notes of white flowers and fresh fruits on the nose, the palate is full,

harmonious and very expressive.

 

 

EXTRA-BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS, Premier Cru

Grapes: 100 % Chardonnay 

Bottle-ageing: 3 years on lees

ABV: 12.5%

Dosage : 5 g/l

Tasting Notes: With its low dosage, Extra-Brut is the most demanding of Champagnes,

requiring exceptional base wines. Straw-gold in color, with fine, delicate bubbles and a

nose of lemon, apple and minerality. On the palate, a first attack that is both muscular

and direct, followed by a firm, slightly wild, full-mouth feeling and ending with a clear,

pure finish. A true, bold Chardonnay. Ideal with seafood.

 

BRUT ROSE, Premier Cru

Grapes: 50% Chardonnay, 36% Pinot Noir and 14% Pinot Noir still red wine

Bottle-ageing: 3 years on lees

ABV: 12.5%

Dosage: 9 g/l

Tasting Notes: This atypical rosé has a delicate salmon color and fine, persistent bubbles.

Aromas of small red fruits on the nose are followed by a bold and fruity palate, and a creamy,

nutty finish. This seductive, elegant rosé is perfect with aperitifs and cocktails. 

 

 

 

MILLESIME 2008, Premier Cru

Grapes: 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir

Bottle-ageing: 5 years on lees

ABV: 12.5% 

Dosage: 8 g/l

Tasting Notes: Golden yellow in color, with fine and abundant bubbles.

The nose is complex and slightly roasted, with hints of violets and stone fruits.

A big and powerful vintage with a nice crisp finish.

 

 

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