Dehours & Fils


Dehours & Fils 'Vielles Vignes' '11 |Extra Brut |2011

Dehours & Fils

Dehours & Fils 'Vielles Vignes' '11

Extra Brut 2011

$134.95

- Specialist Marne Valley producer using organic treatments in his vineyards 

- A great introduction to vintage grower champagne with Zero dosage

- Pair with Oysters, fresh lemon and some smoked Salmon

The "Vieilles Vignes" is rich and round with lively, silky bubbles.

Dehours Champagnes are eagerly sought after by champagne enthusiasts for their renowned 'Meunier style'; bold, flavourful and demonstrating a clear terroir-orientated approach.

In 2011 due to bad weather conditions Jerome decided to do an even blend of Pinot Meunier (1/3), Pinot noir (1/3) and Chardonnay (1/3) from his Old Vines on clay soil. This wine goes through full malolactic fermentation and is fully aged on lees, with clarifying taking place by natural settling without filtration or fining. 

This blend flows harmoniously with ebullient charisma and charm, the bouquet opens up with fresh warm lemon tart and French baked goods, a hint of balsamic glaze and citrus notes. The palate is rich, pure, with an abundance of zesty citrus and oyster shell salinity. The bubbles are silky and teasing all along.

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. 

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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. 

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