For 4 generations the Delavenne family has been producing distinctive Champagne cuvées from their 9 hectare estate of Grand Cru vineyards in the villages of Bouzy, Cramant and Ambonnay. Low sulphur, no fining, no herbicides or chemical fertilisers and all hand harvested grapes ensure every effort is made to retain the pure expression of the terroir. All fermentations take place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks as it is felt that barrels would detract from the transparency of the terroir. None of the wines are put through malolactic fermentation, maintaining an exceptionally bright, fresh and clean, knife-edge acidity. All cuvées are aged a minimum of three years in bottle.
Champagne Delavenne Grand Cru Brut 150cl NV
Vinification: Native, wild yeasts in stainless steel tanks. No malolactic fermentation, no cold flash pasteurization, no fining, only patient winemaking, preserving the purity of the Bouzy terroir with length on the palate, rich flavors and aromas. Over 4 years on the lees. All natural, vegan-friendly
Dosage: 7.5gr House-made liqueur blend of reserve wines and superfine cane sugar from the French islands. Late Disgorgement: 4-6 months before availability
Origin: BOUZY 100% Grand Cru “Dual Vintage” Harvests 2013 and 2014 Grape varieties: 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Vineyard: Gentle soil work. Naturopathic vine care No Weed Killers. Natural fertilizers. Terroir: Montagne de Reims. Sun-soaked chalk soils and hillsides, bordered by forest and caressed by cool evening winds providing natural thermal regulation for optimal growing conditions.
Judges Tasting notes IWSC 2019: “A fantastic example, with a vivacious nose. Very complex and deep, with some ripe fruit, freshly toasted and buttered brioche, and apricot pie, plus intense floral aromas creating a fantastic composition. It is autolytic and well developed, with a long mineral finish.”