De Sousa

 

The De Sousa family are based in the Grand Cru village of Avize in the Côte Des Blancs. Father and Vigneron Erick De Sousa has a Portuguese background and practice Biodynamic viticulture -and are one of the few produces certified. Head winemaker is daughter Charlotte De Sousa.

 

The family estate runs just over 9 hectares, most of which in Avize but also in the Montagne de Reims and Ambonnay, plus a small vineyard in the Marne Valley - Mardeuil. The soils are chalky and the wines produce wines with minerality and clarity.

 

A defining characteristic of De Sousa Champagne are "Vielles Vignes" or "old-vine viticulture". The vineyards are ploughed traditionally by horse and some of the oldest vines go back to the early 1930's. They use full malolactic fermentation, extended lees ageing and ageing of reserve wines in barrel. Ericks' winemaking philosophy supports later ripening which allows the vines to benefit from the mineral-rich soils. This interaction enables the champagne to develop a palate profile that has abundance and purity and in our view, a remarkable length and finish compared to other champagnes.

More About House De Sousa

House De Sousa experienced quite a lot of turmoil since their beginning in the early 1930s.

This house has been in the De Sousa family for 3 generations and founding father Manuel endured an significant amount of grief before planting the first vines that would later grow into the grapes for their signature fine tasting champagne that is now enjoyed in various countries. Manuel fought in Verdun and died of gas in 1929 leaving behind his widow to take care of the four second-generation house members. During five years of viticultural crisis, the family suffered the loss of the house’s maternal father and Erick’s father became a prisoner of war during the Second World War.

It is always inspiring to see champagne houses achieve success despite suffering setback after setback and the rich history of House De Sousa makes them a very welcome guest at Emperor Champagne.

Buy the Finest De Sousa Champagnes

House De Sousa may be young and operating from a small 9-hectare vinery, but that doesn’t keep them from distributing a wide range of fine tasting champagnes. Here are the top champagnes we have available at Emperor Champagne from house De Sousa;

De Sousa Rose Brut – This fine brut has a creamy texture and cherry kernel. The brut consists of a blend of 8% pinot noir red wine and offers a spicy aroma of rose petals and strawberries.

De Sousa Reserve Brut Blanc de Blancs – This Blanc de Blancs consists of 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay and offers a ripe aroma of ripe citrus fruits and an undertone of nougat, almond, and herbs.

De Sousa Mycorhize Grand Cru – This champagne is the perfect champagne to celebrate any rare and special occasion. This fine tasting champagne is blended from De Sousa’s most mature vines and is naturally fermented and aged in a barque. The champagne offers a mineral-salinity taste with notes of ripe yellow fruit.

De Sousa 3A Extra Brut – This champagne has a 50:50 blend of chardonnay and pinot noir. The blend is fermented in stainless steel and oak barrels and offers an aroma of ripe, spicy yellow fruit sensations.

De Sousa Tradition Brut – This champagne is fine and golden in colour and offers an aroma of white peach. The champagne has a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 40% pinot noir and 10% pinot meuniere and boasts with a soft, supple acidity.

Buy House De Sousa Online

You certainly won’t be making a mistake when you choose to invest in any of these De Sousa beverages. They are a perfect addition to your champagne reserves and certainly will be a welcome companion at any dinner party, celebration or simply for fine champagne tasting on a hot summer day. At Emperor Champagne, we import these fine champagnes from house De Sousa, and when you buy them from our website, we will have them delivered at any address in quality packaging. Order now and enjoy an extra special evening or day with this charming champagne brand.

Vintage

Region

De Sousa Réserve Brut Blanc de Blancs

De Sousa

De Sousa Réserve Brut Blanc de Blancs


Blanc de Blancs

NV

Club Price $113.05 (?)

De Sousa Rosé

De Sousa

De Sousa Rosé


Rosé

NV

Club Price $103.55 (?)

De Sousa Tradition Brut Nv

De Sousa

De Sousa Tradition Brut Nv


Brut

NV

Club Price $87.40 (?)

De Sousa 3A (Aÿ, Ambonnay & Avize)

De Sousa

De Sousa 3A (Aÿ, Ambonnay & Avize)


Extra Brut

NV

Club Price $132.05 (?)

De Sousa Cuvée des Caudalies Grand Cru

De Sousa

De Sousa Cuvée des Caudalies Grand Cru


Blanc de Blancs

NV

Club Price $141.55 (?)

De-Sousa-Avec-Le-Temps-Blanc-de-Blancs-Emperor-Champagne

De Sousa

De Sousa 'Avec Le Temps' Blanc de Blancs Champagne


Blanc de Blancs

NV

Club Price $90.25 (?)

De Sousa Cuvée des Caudalies Grand Cru '08

De Sousa

De Sousa Cuvée des Caudalies Grand Cru '08


Blanc de Blancs

2008

Club Price $427.50 (?)

De Sousa Rosé Champagne - 6 Pack Price $105

De Sousa

De Sousa Rosé Champagne - 6 Pack Price $105


Rosé

NV

Club Price $598.50 (?)

DeSousa-Blanc-de-Blancs-Avec-le-Temps-6Pack-Emperor-Champagne

De Sousa

De Sousa Blanc de Blancs Champagne | 6 Pack Price $91


Blanc de Blancs

NV

Club Price $518.70 (?)