Hervy-Quenardel L’Authentique 2008 Extra Brut Grand Cru

Yes! We have been awaiting this special cuvée from Jerome and Valarie Quenardel for years. 100% from the excellent 2008 vintage and 100% Grand Cru grapes from Verzenay. It is an even blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, both aged in neutral oak barrels for a year, then blended and aged in the bottle an additional six years! With much richness coming from the vintage, vineyard, grapes, and oak, the wine was finished very dry and it is perfectly balanced. It is a wine that will age for 10 more years, but it is also tasting so good right now. Gently cooked Halibut in butter served over rice and spinach sounds most delicious with this very special Champagne.