Deutz Rose Brut NV
This Brut Rose is made exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims region, and from Premiers Crus and Grands Crus. The specific style and color result from the blending in of 8 percent of red wine produced from a plot of old vines on the hill of Ay and from a plot known as Meurtet. Both are particularly well-sited and belong to Deutz.
Very elegant pale pink Good bottle age judging by the cork Raspberry tinged nose and palate, but very winey - lovely finesse and precision Feels delicate, but with backbone Utterly harmonious and very fine
Drink 2014-2016 Alc 12% Margaret Rand, Decanter Magazine, Dec 2013 (voted in MR's top 6 Rose & Blanc de Blanc Champagnes)
One of the oldest members of Champagne's prestigious Grandes Marques houses, Champagne Deutz of Ay, France, has been making distinctive champagnes marked by finesse, elegance and complexity since 1838. The house has upheld the traditions of fine Champagne making handed down through five generations.
Owning a significant portion of its own vineyards, Deutz selects only top rated grapes from 275 acres of vineyards in the finest crus of Champagne. The wines are slowly and carefully aged in the chalk-walled cellars far beneath the historic village of Ay.
Ay, Champagne, France