Rare Champagne has unveiled its Rare Millésime 2008. The e-launch event for the wine took place at the Aveline Gallery in the heart of Paris, France.
Marella Rossi has chosen Rare Champagne to sublimate the decor of her exhibition “Les Petits Plats dans les Grands” in tribute to the 280th anniversary of the Manufacture de Sèvres. For its part, the Manufacture de Sèvres has chosen the Aveline Gallery to create an event outside the walls and to promote the French Gastronomic Meal, which has been classified as an intangible heritage site by UNESCO for a decade.
“The exhibition directed by Camille Leprince and Marella herself allows us to inscribe the fundamentals of our history,” explained Maud Rabin, in charge of Rare Champagne. “We are delighted to be at the heart of it. It’s like a gift.”
Rare Champagne has declared only twelve exceptional vintages of Rare Millésimes Brut & Rosé since its inception in 1976: Rare Millésime 1976, 1979, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006 and 2008 and Rare Rosé Millésimes 2007 and 2008.
Each vintage is a labour of love for Cellar Master Régis Camus . Rare Millésime 2008 embodies the harmony between Régis Camus’s state of mind and the gifts offered by Nature. The pure, linear precision of Rare Millésime 2008 is true to the Rare Champagne signature, holding unlimited potential for growth, youth and complexity. All the sensations of an infinite springtime.
“For me, Rare Millésime 2008 embodies the infinite, with its unlimited, rich, constantly present youth and freshness,” said Camus. “These sensations intertwine on the palate in a constant cycle of flavours, each more precise and harmonious than the one before. While already a pleasure to drink, this vintage has now acquired an exceptional complexity and mineral character, punctuated with Oriental notes that promise infinite longevity.”
While most Champagne houses released their 2008 vintage Tête de Cuvées Brut Champagne in 2018, Régis Camus did not, tasting and reviewing the wine in the cellar until his “labour of love” was ready to be released to wine lovers around the world in 2021.
The vintage has already picked up a number of major awards, including Best Champagne of the World at the Best Wine Of The World Competition 2021.
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