Rare Champagne unveiled its Rare Millésime 2008 to wine lovers around the world. The e-launching event took place at the heart of Paris, at the Aveline Gallery. Marella Rossi has chosen Rare Champagne to refine 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 a heritage site by UNESCO for a decade.
Rare Champagne has declared only twelve exceptional vintages of Rare Millésimes Brut & Rosé since its beginning in 1976: Rare Millésime 1976, 1979, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006 and 2008 and Rare Rosé Millésimes 2007 and 2008. Each vintage was created by Cellar Master, Régis Camus. The Rare Millésime 2008 represents the harmony between the acclaimed winemaker’s state of mind and the gifts offered by Nature. The pure, linear precision of this release is true to the Rare Champagne signature, holding unlimited potential for growth, youth, and complexity.
For me, Rare Millésime 2008 embodies the infinite, with its unlimited, rich, constantly present youth and freshness. These sensations intertwine on the palate in a constant cycle of flavors, 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. – Régis Camus
While most Champagne houses released their 2008 vintage Tête de Cuvées Brut Champagne in 2018, Régis Camus left the wine in the cellar until his “labor of love” was ready to be released in 2021.