2017 Champagne Delavenne Père & Fils Bouzy Rouge
Beautifully complex aromas of small red berries, cherry, and blackberry with hints of leather and spice. Gentle earthiness and light tannins. Easy drinking and light, with a deep ruby hue.
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Champagne Delavenne | Champagne, France
Champagne Delavenne is a family-owned estate based in the heart of Bouzy, located in the Montagne de Reims. Their family expertise meshes regional tradition with unique modern techniques, which in turn, create beautifully complex wines that can undeniably withstand the test of time.
Champagne Delavenne is a récoltant-manipulant, more colloquially referred to as Grower Champagne. This is a classification for Champagne producers who vinify wines exclusively from estate-grown fruit. (These types of producers are easily identifiable by the RM on their labels.) This style of independent winemaking allows the producer to have full control over every stage of production, from harvest to vinification to bottling and beyond.
As opposed to the general practice in Champagne, Champagne Delavenne does not perform malolactic fermentation. Rather, the family lets their wines evolve in vats as naturally as possible, though this labor-intensive process requires irreproachable hygiene, daily checks, and lots of patience. Their Champagnes age in natural cellars carved out of the local chalk for a minimum of three years – and even longer for the vintage cuvées. This meticulous attention to detail is clearly expressed in their high-quality champagnes which age better and express the typicity of their terroir.
This is Champagne Delavenne’s first time exporting to the state of California and we are so proud to be working with them!