Country: France Region: Champagne
Varietal: Pinot Noir / Chardonnay Blend Vintage: NV
Colour: White Style: Sparkling
Producer: Veuve A. Devaux
Founded in 1846 by the Devaux brothers, Jules and Auguste, the company was run for several decades by Madame Veuve A. Devaux, one of the select band of widows seeming to hold the key to Champagne during the nineteenth century. Augusta Devaux injected so much vitality into the company that her heirs inscribed her name on the facade of the house in Epernay to perpetuate her memory. It was in 1986 that the fifth generation of her descendants decided to entrust the future of this prestigious brand to one of the largest groups of Champagne growers in the magnificent leafy surrounds of Domaine de Villeneuve at Bar sur Seine.
Ageing Potential: Drink Fresh
A careful Blend (assemblage) of the finest grapes. 66% Pinot Noir and 34% Chardonnay married with a high proportion (around 30%) of reserve wines from the finest vintages in majority matured in oak barrels.
Appearance: Lemon gold color, with a touch of amber, displaying a very fine and persistent mousse.
Bouquet: Delicate and floral, with hints of quince and stone fruits such as peach, evolving into a complex array of aromas including preserves, honey and chocolate.
With a lively attack on the palate, it is full flavored and fresh with excellent balance, progressing to an intense, rich and yet very elegant finish... This versatile Champagne is ideal as an aperitif, or as a companion to many white meat dishes.
Food Matches: Aperitif / Foie Gras / Caviar / Oysters