A balanced blend of 10 Premier and Grand Cru villages selected during the 2008 harvest. 50% Pinot Noir gives wine its structure, thanks to Mailly-Champagne, Ambonnay, Louvois or Chigny-les-Roses Crus. 40% Chardonnay from iconic villages as Vertus and Avize, brings richness, softness and elegance. The Villers-Marmery Premier Cru completes the blend and adds a mineral dimension along with a touch of smoke. 10% Meunier rounds off the blend with richness and smoothness.
2008 was initially a difficult year, with a damp spring resulting in challenging conditions in the vineyards. However a warmer and drier August and a fine, warm September helped to regain the maturation of the grapes and resulted in an excellent vintage. The Champagnes of 2008 are classically styled with fresh scintillating acidity balanced by powerful flavour concentration. One of the best vintages of the decade.
In order to give the wine even greater richness and complexity, the Millesime 2008 is aged for at least 8 years in Collet's centennial cellars, dug deep into the chalk.