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Florent Roques-Boizel is Managing Director of Champagne Boizel. He had worked with a wine importer in New Zealand and was export manager at Maison Chapoutier in the Rhone Valley before joining the family business in 2010 to take charge of export and relations with winegrowers. Joyau de France – one of the best champagnes you can drink – was created in 1961 by his grandfather Rene Boizel. The current release is the 2000 vintage, comprised of 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay. Ten percent of the wine was vinified in oak barrel. This prestige cuvée spent 12 years on lees before being disgorged. Established in 1834, Boizel still has a few bottles of the founding vintage in their cellars on the Avenue de Champagne, Epernay.
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