JCB - Gala Champagne Brut - Champagne, FRANCE
The 2008 growing season in Champagne started with some challenges, but a dry August and warm September resulted in an even, slow maturation of the grapes, leading to an excellent harvest! After initial separate fermentation, the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were blended to highlight elegant flavors and subtle oak notes. Golden in color, the GALA presents with complex aromas of toasted oak and vanilla, which is followed by notes of figs and apricots, and eventually reveals notes of hazelnut. On the palate, this wine is lively and full bodied. It is well-balanced, and has a harmonious, elegant finish.