Tradition is the perfect name for the classic marriage of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir which are blended here to achieve a Cuvée filled with roundness. Straw–yellow in colour, with notes of white flowers and fresh fruits. It is full, harmonious and very expressive.
Truly divine tasting champagne!
With its low dosage this Extra Brut is the most demanding of the champagnes. Straw gold in colour, its lemony nose, buttered toast and apple opens up to a firm and untamed palate. The champagne is deep with an elegant mousse, a true Chardonnay with bold and explosive flavour. Silky texture elegantly wraps the entire sensory experience with substance and class.
The Cuisine Judges say “This 100% chardonnay style is gorgeous!”
Judged by John Saker and Wellington’s top sommeliers, Maciej Zimny (Noble Rot) and Kate Hutchison (Capitol) and scored in the top 10 champagnes for 2017. This is what they had to say, “For something a little off-piste, try the Marion Bosser Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut NV Premier Cru NV (#9). This is an elegant, charming 100 per cent chardonnay style which offers excellent value.”
Gold Medal Winner – New Zealand International Wine Awards 2018
5 Stars – Michael Cooper Listener – December 2018
Awarded 4 Stars by Cuisine Magazine 2017
Rated 95/100 by Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier 2018
This absolutely stunning champagne is a blend of 50% Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with 5 years on lees.
Golden yellow in colour with fine and abundant bubbles. The nose is complex and slightly roasted, with hints of violets and stone fruits. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegant. It is creamy and lush with gentle mousse. This is an elegant, finely concentrated Vintage Champagne with beautifully balanced stonefruit and bready autolysis on a seamless palate. An expertly composed Champagne!
Prepare to be wowed!
New Zealand International Wine Show Trophy Awarded 2019 – Champion Champagne of Show
Reviewed by Raymond Chan 18.5+/20 pts
Raymond says, “what a refined Millesime 2008 the wine is – a beauty!”
9/10 Top Champagnes $100 & under – Cuisine Magazine 2019
1st out of 46 Top Champagnes – John Saker – Best Bubbles 2018
John Saker says,”I bear good tidings… the Marion-Bosser 1er Cru 2008 finished #1 (out of 46 champagnes) at my champagne tasting yesterday. So well done to you and the team at Hautvilliers. It was given 5 stars by all three judges in the first round and then rose to the top in the taste-off.”
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