Devaux, Grande Réserve Champagne
Aromas of baked apples and vanilla round out a very approachable style of Champagne
|Wine Type||Champagne / Sparkling Wine|
|Body / Style||Aromatic, Rich & Savoury|
|Grape Blend||69% Pinot Noir , 31% Chardonnay|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Special Features||Sustainable, Vegan|
|Extra Info||Deliciously approachable Champers|
|Food Pairing Guide||Perfect with smoked salmon|
|Terroir||Kimmeridgian marl and Portlandian limestone|
Devaux, Grande Réserve is a richer style of Champagne, with very pleasant aromas of baked apples and vanilla. It is full, rounded and well balanced, with a lively, persistent finish. Dry and precise, but a very approachable style with great finesse. An excellent mid-range Champagne.
The favourable southerly location has made Devaux Pinot Noir and rosé specialists. Devaux are Pinot Noir specialists. 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. Some Chardonnay is included in the blend; this is also grown in the Côte des Bar, with a proportion from the fine chalky soils of the Côte des Blancs to give liveliness and elegance. The high quality of the fruit from these vineyards ensure that the final dosage is low.
Devaux was founded in 1846 by brothers Jules and Auguste Devaux, and was family owned for more than a century. Today, Devaux is owned by the Union Auboise, a co-operative in the Côte des Bar, the heartland of Pinot Noir in Champagne, where the grapes are in huge demand from the top producers. Physically closer to Chablis than Reims or Épernay, the vines are grown on Burgundian soils of Kimmeridgian marl and Portlandian limestone.