This champagne will seduce you from the first glance with its pure, pale gold hue and delicate green reflections, characteristic of the Chardonnay variety.
You will be charmed, and irresistibly tempted, by its fine, dense, even bubbles.
On the nose, this Brut Blanc de Blancs is both intriguing and seductive. It offers an array of deliciously ripe aromas such as grapefruit, white peach and mirabelle plum interspersed with delicate notes of dried flowers. The winemakers at the Maison Deutz have sought to preserve the natural essence of the 2009 vintage.
Lively and mineral on entry, the champagne is both elegant and dominant.
The developmental curve on the palate is perfectly consistent with the aromatic expression found on the nose.
On the palate, the champagne is simultaneously refined, distinguished and developed. It displays remarkable depth as well as good overall balance and offers up aromas of ripe white fruits combined with attractive notes of candied lemon.
This gastronomic Blanc de Blancs has a rich, long-lingering finish and extremely good length (caudalies).
Composition of the blend
Chardonnay from Avize : 51 % *
Chardonnay from Bergeres-les-Vertus : 23% *
Chardonnay from Mesnil sur Oger : 21% *
Chardonnay from Villers-Marmery : 5% * and around 7 % from the outstanding terroirs of Cramant, Oger and Chouilly.
Food and wine pairing
A Blanc de Blancs champagne is always a good choice for an aperitif, whilst the structure and maturity of the 2009 vintage ensure its place as a champagne for gastronomy. Its complex array of aromas makes it an excellent choice for sauced-based and even lightly spiced fish dishes such as sea bass, salmon and john dory and it can be paired successfully with a tuna tartare seasoned with herbs.
It would also work extremely well with steamed sea bream on a bed of ginger and sweet onions.
This champagne will develop its full potential over the years. As it evolves, so will its gastronomic possibilities, making it compatible with more complex, richer and even spicier sauces.