NV Delavenne Père & Fils ‘Cuvee Amour de Louise’ Grand Cru
This wine was created to celebrate the birth of Louise, the first born of the 5th generation Delavenne family. This limited edition cuvée (only 50 bottles imported!) is presented in a beautifully decorated gift box.
Organic farming practices, native yeast fermentation, minimum 5 years on the lees, unfined/unfiltered, & only 3,048 bottles produced.
- Tasting Notes apple, hawthorn berry, lemon, brioche, crystalized minerality
- Variety 70% Chardonnay, 30% Solera from 8 vintages (2004-2011)
- Region France, Champagne
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 12.5%
- Table Talk Delavenne is a récoltant-manipulant, or grower Champagne. This is a classification for Champagne producers who vinify wines exclusively from estate-grown fruit. You can identify these wines by the RM on their labels.
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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.