Devaux


Devaux Cuvée D Millesime '08 |Brut

Devaux

Devaux Cuvée D Millesime '08

Brut

$159.99

- Exceptional vintage that everyone is talking about. This has aged 10 years in the cellar.

- The best of their fruit and only the 6th vintage made of this wine

- Great value for vintage champagne, pair with Seared scallops and salted butter

Deep gold in colour with tints of straw. Subtle and elegant aromas of white peaches and citrus zest, followed by light brioche notes.

Fresh on opening and the palate evolves displaying citrus notes and then moving to more intense aromas of dried fruit and pastry.

A wine to enjoy now but can rest in the cellar to develop in complexity and intensity.

Technical details

Pinot Noir 50% from Côte des Bar and 50% Chardonnay from Côte des Blancs
First pressing juices only from selected vineyards including « coeur de cuvée » pressing juices. All fermented in stainless steel and full malolactic fermentation which leads to a rich, creamy style

Founded in 1846 by brothers Jules and Auguste Devaux, the house was then managed by three inspiring women who led the family winery with remarkable energy and talent in equal measure. Devaux is located in a village known as Hameau de Villeneuve the far south of Champagne in an area known as the Côte des Bar, where big luscious pinot noir fruit is the hero. Approximately 100 hectares of their huge land holding is dedicated to making the house champagne of Devaux, with the remaining fruit sold to other producers.

This champagne is a fabulous start if you are taking the first step to move away from the grand-marque, big-brands that you have bought for many years. They are a well produced range of wines which will totally satisfy you and your guests at your next soiree.

The cuddly generosity of Côte des Bar pinot noir is the perfect foil for the tension of Côte des Blancs chardonnay in the magnificently high-strung 2008 season. The result is a fine-tuned accord between the juicy peach and red cherry fruit of pinot, the citrus attack of chardonnay and the toasty, spicy, brioche enticement of more than six years on lees. It finishes with fine, creamy texture, well-composed, subtle salt minerality and captivating immediacy and appeal. - Tyson Stelzer

 

About the house

Founded in 1846 by brothers Jules and Auguste Devaux, the house was then managed by three inspiring women who led the family winery with remarkable energy and talent in equal measure. Devaux is located in a village known as Hameau de Villeneuve the far south of Champagne in an area known as the Côte des Bar, where big luscious pinot noir fruit is the hero. Approximately 100 hectares of their huge land holding is dedicated to making the house champagne of Devaux, with the remaining fruit sold to other producers.

This champagne is a fabulous start if you are taking the first step to move away from the grand-marque, big-brands that you have bought for many years. They are a well produced range of wines which will totally satisfy you and your guests at your next soiree.

Journalist review

The cuddly generosity of Côte des Bar pinot noir is the perfect foil for the tension of Côte des Blancs chardonnay in the magnificently high-strung 2008 season. The result is a fine-tuned accord between the juicy peach and red cherry fruit of pinot, the citrus attack of chardonnay and the toasty, spicy, brioche enticement of more than six years on lees. It finishes with fine, creamy texture, well-composed, subtle salt minerality and captivating immediacy and appeal. - Tyson Stelzer

 

Descriptors & Texture


Rich Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking


Aged 10 Years on Lees

Foods


Brioche

Stone Fruit


Peach White Peach

Citrus Fruit


Citrus