Devaux Vintage 2008

£42.99

TASTING NOTE

Deep gold in colour. Complex and elegant aromas of white peaches and orange zest are followed by warm bready notes. The palate has a refreshing acidity and evolves with elegant citrus notes, finishing with a dried fruit character.  

The Cuvee ‘D’ wines are Devaux’s ultra premium wines; the grapes are the very best quality from Champagne and so their growers who qualify for this high level are paid accordingly. Devaux is a Pinot Noir specialist and as such the majority of their vineyards are located in the Aube where Pinot Noir is the dominant variety. This location, on the slopes of the Côte des Bars, is important; it gives this variety a lovely Pinot Noir richness on the nose and a long finish, yet retains the finesse. Chardonnay is grown on the fine chalky soils of the Côte des Blancs to give liveliness and elegance to the blend.

The wine was fermented in stainless steel, followed by partial malolactic fermentation to give extra suppleness (17% did not undergo malolactic). Following fermentation, the liqueur de tirage was added and the wine underwent a slow second fermentation in bottle, and extended ageing on its lees for seven to eight years. This resulted in a wine with a finer, more persistent mousse and greater potential for complexity. After disgorgement, the wine received a Brut dosage of around 6g/l and was aged for a further six to nine months before release

12% abv

50% Chardonnay
50% Pinot Noir

Devaux Vintage 2008
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