Champagne Devaux Cuvee D Brut NV

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Champagne Devaux Cuvee D Brut NV

Wine: Devaux ‘Cuvee D’

Producer: Champage Devaux

Country: France

Region: Champagne

Vintage: NV

Style: Sparkling White

Blend: Pinot Noir 55%, Chardonnay 45%

ABV: 12%

Size: 75cl

Organic: NO

Biodynamic: NO

Vegan: YES

 

Notes: Hands down one of our favourite Champagne’s! A rich & complex wine made with a proportion of reserve wine going back to 1995 & aged on its lees for over 60 months. The Cuvée D is rich & intense, with lively acidity bringing balance, freshness & minerality. As James Halliday describes, “there is a plethora of spiced, dried & fresh fruits, balance & freshness provided by a surge of citrussy acidity on the finish. And aftertaste.” The Pinot Noir gives body & length to the wine, while the Chardonnay adds elegance & finesse. Fans of richer styles of fizz should definitely give this excellent wine a try.

 

Producer Info: Devaux was founded in 1846 by the brothers Jules & Auguste Devaux, & was family owned for more than a century. Today, Devaux is owned by the Union Auboise, a high quality co-operative in the Côte des Bar, the heartland of Pinot Noir in Champagne, where the grapes are in huge demand from the top producers. Physically closer to Chablis than Reims or Épernay, the vines are grown on Burgundian soils of Kimmeridgian marl & Portlandian limestone.

The Devaux Champagnes are full & expressive yet elegant & refreshing. Only the initial, lightly-pressed juice (the ‘cuvée’) is used for the ‘Classics Collection’. These Champagnes are aged on their lees for at least three years (twice the minimum dictated by Champagne law). The flagship ‘Collection D’ range uses only the first quarter of the press (the ‘coeur de cuvée’) & is aged for at least five years, which contributes to the complexity of flavour and integrated, fine mousse. Awarded a platinum medal at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, the ‘Cuvée D’ comprises a minimum of 40% reserve wines, including wine from two solera systems dating back to 1995 & 2002. Devaux age most of their reserve wines in a selection of oak barrels of different sizes, toasts & ages. These are all sourced locally to minimise environmental impact. In fact, the intelligent use of oak in the wines led Eric Label, Chef de Cave of Krug, to refer to Devaux as “the Krug of the Côte des Bar” – quite the statement!

The limited production Sténopé is a stunning collaboration between Michel Parisot from Devaux & Michel Chapoutier, the renowned winemaker from the Rhône Valley. Sharing the same philosophy about vineyards & respect for the land, they decided to create an exceptional Champagne that takes a snapshot of a particular vintage – the name means ‘pinhole camera’ in French. Sténopé will be made every year from a blend of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir carefully selected by Michel Parisot from his preferred plots with only a few thousand bottles produced each year.

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Wine: Devaux ‘Cuvee D’

Producer: Champage Devaux

Country: France

Region: Champagne

Vintage: NV

Style: Sparkling White

Blend: Pinot Noir 55%, Chardonnay 45%

ABV: 12%

Size: 75cl

Organic: NO

Biodynamic: NO

Vegan: YES

 

Notes: Hands down one of our favourite Champagne’s! A rich & complex wine made with a proportion of reserve wine going back to 1995 & aged on its lees for over 60 months. The Cuvée D is rich & intense, with lively acidity bringing balance, freshness & minerality. As James Halliday describes, “there is a plethora of spiced, dried & fresh fruits, balance & freshness provided by a surge of citrussy acidity on the finish. And aftertaste.” The Pinot Noir gives body & length to the wine, while the Chardonnay adds elegance & finesse. Fans of richer styles of fizz should definitely give this excellent wine a try.

 

Producer Info: Devaux was founded in 1846 by the brothers Jules & Auguste Devaux, & was family owned for more than a century. Today, Devaux is owned by the Union Auboise, a high quality co-operative in the Côte des Bar, the heartland of Pinot Noir in Champagne, where the grapes are in huge demand from the top producers. Physically closer to Chablis than Reims or Épernay, the vines are grown on Burgundian soils of Kimmeridgian marl & Portlandian limestone.

The Devaux Champagnes are full & expressive yet elegant & refreshing. Only the initial, lightly-pressed juice (the ‘cuvée’) is used for the ‘Classics Collection’. These Champagnes are aged on their lees for at least three years (twice the minimum dictated by Champagne law). The flagship ‘Collection D’ range uses only the first quarter of the press (the ‘coeur de cuvée’) & is aged for at least five years, which contributes to the complexity of flavour and integrated, fine mousse. Awarded a platinum medal at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, the ‘Cuvée D’ comprises a minimum of 40% reserve wines, including wine from two solera systems dating back to 1995 & 2002. Devaux age most of their reserve wines in a selection of oak barrels of different sizes, toasts & ages. These are all sourced locally to minimise environmental impact. In fact, the intelligent use of oak in the wines led Eric Label, Chef de Cave of Krug, to refer to Devaux as “the Krug of the Côte des Bar” – quite the statement!

The limited production Sténopé is a stunning collaboration between Michel Parisot from Devaux & Michel Chapoutier, the renowned winemaker from the Rhône Valley. Sharing the same philosophy about vineyards & respect for the land, they decided to create an exceptional Champagne that takes a snapshot of a particular vintage – the name means ‘pinhole camera’ in French. Sténopé will be made every year from a blend of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir carefully selected by Michel Parisot from his preferred plots with only a few thousand bottles produced each year.

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Vintage

NV

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Type

Abv

12.00%

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