Dehours & Fils


Dehours & Fils Grande Reserve |Brut |NV

Dehours & Fils

Dehours & Fils Grande Reserve

Brut NV

$85.00

- Specialist Marne Valley producer using organic treatments in his vineyards 

- A great introduction to grower champagne at a reasonable price

- Pair with smaller, creamy Oysters like Clair de Lune

If you are into champagne or wines in fact that are mouth-filling, rich and speaks of it's origins then may we present to you, the 'Grande Reserve' from Jerome Dehours. It has 60% Pinot Meunier 30% Chardonnay 10% Pinot Noir with 26% Réserve wine from a Solera started in 1998.

Expect lifted citrus notes of orange peel and lemon rind with fleshy williams pear and yellow stone fruit; apricot. The palate flows on with these flavours with the addition of some spice and defined mineral edge.

Despite its richness and bold character, there is plenty of refreshing acidity and minerality that carries through the palate.

Be adventurous and try something new.

Food pairing suggestions: Charcuterie selection, foie gras, sardines, tuna tartare or a beef tartare.

We are excited to introduce this all-new producer to Australia. The Dehours’ Estate makes wines from the family vineyards, following methods of production that respect biodiversity and maximise terroir expression. An example would be, working the soil and allowing grass to grow between the vines. The wines are aged on lees and clarified by natural settling without filtration or fining. Producer Jerome Dehours is a member of the 'Les Artisans du Champagne', which brings together high quality, mostly single estate champagne producers for an annual tasting. Dehours is one of Champagne’s most exciting estates making stylish and expertly crafted wines with a careful approach and excellent quality. We believe there is real creativity and attention to detail in his winemaking for him to develop the complexity from the blending of solera methods with the combined drive to show what Pinot Meunier and single vineyards in the Marne Valley can produce. 

 

As this is on the richer style of champagne, you could experiment with the smaller, creamy Oysters and serve as an aperitif or it could also work well with some chargrilled beef, or slow-cooked lamb (which becomes tender and sweeter in texture) with lemon preserve to pick up those citrus notes in the wine. 

About the house

We are excited to introduce this all-new producer to Australia. The Dehours’ Estate makes wines from the family vineyards, following methods of production that respect biodiversity and maximise terroir expression. An example would be, working the soil and allowing grass to grow between the vines. The wines are aged on lees and clarified by natural settling without filtration or fining. Producer Jerome Dehours is a member of the 'Les Artisans du Champagne', which brings together high quality, mostly single estate champagne producers for an annual tasting. Dehours is one of Champagne’s most exciting estates making stylish and expertly crafted wines with a careful approach and excellent quality. We believe there is real creativity and attention to detail in his winemaking for him to develop the complexity from the blending of solera methods with the combined drive to show what Pinot Meunier and single vineyards in the Marne Valley can produce. 

 

Food suggestion

As this is on the richer style of champagne, you could experiment with the smaller, creamy Oysters and serve as an aperitif or it could also work well with some chargrilled beef, or slow-cooked lamb (which becomes tender and sweeter in texture) with lemon preserve to pick up those citrus notes in the wine. 

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Meunier Dominant

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation Solera

Orchard Fruit


Williams Pear

Stone Fruit


Apricot

Herbs & Spices


Spice