Critical Acclaim (previous vintage):
A rich, ample Champagne, the 2008 Blanc de Blancs Grand Bouquet possesses gorgeous richness and intensity, not to mention fabulous balance. Dried apricots, flowers, chamomile, smoke and slate all take on an extra degree of delineation from the 68 months 2008 spent on its lees. Scents of candied lemon, hazelnut and white flowers develop later, adding to the wine's beguiling aromatics. Veins of supporting acidity and minerality, signatures of the 2008 vintage, nicely contrast the density of the fruit and give the wine its bracing focus. There is a lot to like in this beautifully crafted Blanc de Blancs from Vazart-Coquart. Disgorged October 21, 2014. Dosage is 8 grams/liter.
Score: 93 points -- Vinous, Jul 2015
Jean-Pierre VAZART has been representing the 3rd generation of winemaker since 1995. Thus, he maintains the brand which was created by his grandparents, Louis and Marie VAZART-COQUART, and his father, Jacques VAZART who developped the brand. Our vineyard is exclusively located in Chouilly, a town with the Grand Cru classification of the Côte des Blancs. The main part of our vineyard (96%) is planted in Chardonnay, a variety of vine which is known for giving fine and complex wines. Pinot Noir makes up the rest of the production. A large part of plots (the average age is more than 30 years) allows us to produce very different grapes but top-quality grapes. Actually, young and old vines bring their best. We do everything in our power to ensure that each type of vine will be made into wine separately after the pressing. It allows us to sublimate their nature during the blending. The quality of these grapes so precious is the essential element of all cuvee. That is why we are devoted to get a perfect maturity thanks to demanding and sustainable viticulture methods (yields restrictions, growing grass between the rows, treatments limits, protection of the environment) and the optimum date for harvesting. In 2012, the Champagne Vazart-Coquart was among the first wine estates in France to be certified “High Environmental Value Vineyard.” This certification was implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, it allows to identify estates which are committed to respectful steps toward the environment. It proves you that we make our best for the biodiversity and the respect of the planet.