In Celebration of Chinese New Year 2020
A Confrérie Club Champagne Banquet
with Georges Vesselle - Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne
The Phoenix Palace
Glentworth Street, London, NW1 5PG (near Baker Street tube)
Monday 3rd February 2020
Novice Sabrage begins at 6.45pm
Reception starts at 7pm
Novice Sabrage and Reception with Vesselle Grand Cru Cuvée Brut NV, was followed by a specially selected, 5-course Chinese banquet, paired with further Grand Cru Champagne Cuvées from Georges Vesselle, plus the Vesselle Grand Cru Bouzy Rouge 2008
Grand Cru Cuvée - 'Vintage 2012, Brut Nature'
Vinified without adding 'dosage', revealing its 'naked truth' (90% Pinot Noir 10% Chardonnay).
Grand Cru Cuvée - 'Blanc de Blancs, Brut Extra'
100% Chardonnay and entirely from Bouzy's clay and chalk soils.
Grand Cru Cuvée - 'Blanc de Noirs'
100% Pinot Noir and lightly dosed with only 3g/l, recently disgorged.
Grand Cru Bouzy Rouge, Pinot Noir 2008
100% Bouzy Pinot Noir. The wine is preserved in a large 'foudre' (20-35 hl), then in a 'demi-muid' (6-15hl) and finished in a Burgundian 'pièce' (2.07hl). 2008 was a fine year for keeping.
Grand Cru Cuvée - 'Brut Rosé'
A blend of different years to which is added 12-15% of Bouzy Rouge.
Here are a few photos from the event - click on an image to expand, download the image and/or scroll through: