Champagne Devaux Cuvee D NV isn't any old Champagne. At the recent Decanter World Wine Awards, it was awarded 97 points and the judges went on to say: Good balance, length and complexity. Take a bow, Devaux"
Another high quality 'grower' discovery. I can personally vouch for the fruit intensity and purity - when was the last time you drank a Champagne that felt like you were drinking a super high end Chardonay 'still' wine?
The Pichot family is one of the oldest in Vouvray with origins as restaurateurs going back to 1739 later followed by the purchase of the superb Coteau de la Biche vineyards in 1770. All vineyards are farmed organically.
Egly Ouriet is undoubtedly now one of the greatest grower Champagne producers. 100% Grand Cru fruit with a focus on Pinot Noir as the primary input. These are powerful and rich wines that have very little in common with what might be considered 'typical'
As per the house strictly 100% Grand Cru fruit source however a little more Chardonnay creeps into the mix at 30% of the grape composition. Always a more limited in production when compared to the Grand Millesime and enjoys at least 5 years of bottle mat
A 50:50 blend of pinot noir and chardonnay with a small addition of between 8-9% pinot noir red wine. Aged for a minimum of 3 years in cellars maintained at a constant temperature, well beyond the legal minimum of 15 months.
GOSSET Grand Blanc de Blancs is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes grown in fifteen villages of the Côte des Blancs (Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur- Oger, Oger, Cuis) and the Côte des Noirs (Villers-Marmery, Tours-sur-Marne, Trépail).
Wine Enthusiast 92/100 "This non-vintage cuvée sums up the Gosset style in its precise texture and crisp, taut acidity. A blend of fruit from the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs, it shows some attractive maturity."