De Sousa


Rosé|Brut|NV

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Biodynamic

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Strawberry

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Spice

Avize

Avize

What to expect


How about this soft, red summer fruit style of Rosé, flowing on the palate with a creamy texture and cherry kernel deliciousness, framed by a little tannic grip on the finish. The pinot noir red wine addition accounts for just 8% of the wine and contributes wild notes of strawberry, rose petal and some spice. The majority of this wine is as you might have guessed, chardonnay sourced from Avize, Grauves and Cuis.

All of De Sousa wines are certified Organic and Biodynamic with careful consideration to their soil and manual handling of grapes at harvest. 

The base vintage is from the 2014 harvest. Dosage sits at a reasonable 7 g/L. This remains unfined and unfiltered so a small deposit may occur.

Bottled: 08 / 04 / 2015 Disgorged: 15 / 06 / 16

Emperor is proud to be the import partner for this exceptional house.

$109.00

Club Price $103.55 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Biodynamic

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Strawberry

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Spice

What to expect


How about this soft, red summer fruit style of Rosé, flowing on the palate with a creamy texture and cherry kernel deliciousness, framed by a little tannic grip on the finish. The pinot noir red wine addition accounts for just 8% of the wine and contributes wild notes of strawberry, rose petal and some spice. The majority of this wine is as you might have guessed, chardonnay sourced from Avize, Grauves and Cuis.

All of De Sousa wines are certified Organic and Biodynamic with careful consideration to their soil and manual handling of grapes at harvest. 

The base vintage is from the 2014 harvest. Dosage sits at a reasonable 7 g/L. This remains unfined and unfiltered so a small deposit may occur.

Bottled: 08 / 04 / 2015 Disgorged: 15 / 06 / 16

Emperor is proud to be the import partner for this exceptional house.

About the House

About the House


Food suggestion

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 practices Biodynamic viticulture. The family runs just over 9 hectares, most of which in Avize but also in the Montagne de Reims and Ambonnay, also a small vineyard in the Marne Valley - Mardeuil. The main characteristics 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. > Full malo-lactic fermentation. > Extended lees ageing. > 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.  

Food suggestion


Have it with some ocean trout. Salmon blinis are always a firm favourite with this style of Rosé.