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Luminous golden colour, made yet more lustrous by gracefully twirling bubbles that shimmer with pearly, iridescent reflections. Sweet, fresh-fruit nose (pear, Mirabelle plum, clementine) opens with air to reveal a fine mineral edge and aromas of vanilla spice. The elegant structure of the Chardonnay combines with the smoothness of the Pinot Noir to create a generous, creamy palate attack. Full-bodied fruit aromas are impeccably expressed, mingling with the mineral flavours and culminating in a pure, light finish.
Mailly Champagne, vineyard classified as Grand Cru.
Pinot Noir 75% - Chardonnay 25%
Hand picked, crop pressing of the full bunch. Alcoholic fermentation in thermo regulated inox stainless steel vats. Ageing on laths in traditional chalk caves.
The more finest Chardonnay of the vintage 2005 particularly those from the plots "Les Crayats", "Les Roses", "Les Coutures" have been blended to the more elegant Pinot Noir of 2005 from the plots "Les Longues Raies", "les Barraquines", "Les Godats", "Les Côtes" and "les Chalois".
8g of sugar per liter
Bottle 75cl All numbered in a luxurious metal presentation case, exclusively created by the French Artist Claude Viallat.
Champagne Mailly Grand Cru 2005 vintage is presented in a metalwork gift box designed by universally acclaimed contemporary artist Claude Viallat – a work of art that fully reflects the nobility of this most aristocratic champagne.
The 2005 vintage was a year of marked contrasts between seasons and regions. Following a fairly harsh winter, 2005 had a mild spring with relatively warm temperatures all year long. There was above average sunshine and a slight water deficit, as had been the case throughout the dry cycle of 2005/2004 and 2003. The heat and humidity in July produced larger grapes and bunches, rather unusually for the Champagne region, while the cooler weather in August, followed by a very sunny month of September, led to favourable ripening in spite of heavy parasite pressure. The harvest dates were “typical” of those of the decade: September 12th for Chardonnays and the following day for Pinots Noirs.