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Champagne Devaux

Champagne Devaux
NV Cuvée D, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$62
Cellar Selection

Champagne Devaux
NV Cuvée D, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Golden yellow color. Inviting aromas and flavors of buttered brioche, smoked apricot preserves on greek yogurt, honey, musk, and pressed wildflowers with a satiny, lively, finely carbonated, dry medium body and a refreshing, medium-long finish with notes of spritz of lemon, pickled ginger, quartz, key lime pith, and pineapple on Hawaiian rolls with a suggestion of oak flavor. A super bright, slightly smoky Champagne with thick, sensuous aromas.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: buttered brioche, smoked apricot preserves on Greek yogurt, honey, musk, and pressed wildflowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spritz of lemon, pickled ginger, quartz, key lime pith, and pineapple on Hawaiian rolls
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lobster Thermador, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A super bright, slightly smoky Champagne with thick, sensuous aromas.

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Champagne Brut NV

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Non-Vintage Brut is the most important category of Champagne. The vast bulk of Champagne is Non-Vintage and the healthy sales of this category are what keeps the Euros flowing in the region. A typical Non-Vintage cuvée will be composed of wine from two of the most recent vintages blended together, with a very small amount of older vintages. The demanding task of a champagne blender is to keep a typical house style by blending many different batches of wine. Quality does vary, at least from year to year if not batch to batch. A succession of good vintages will result in great Non-Vintage champagne with inverse consequences for a run of lesser years.

At the bottling stage Champagne is nearly always sweetened by the addition of a small sweetened dose of wine, called the dosage. The vast bulk of Champagne (including all Vintage releases) is of the "Brut" level of dryness: Dry to the palate though very lightly sweetened. The exact level of dryness of a brut style will vary from producer to producer, but is generally between 0 and 1.2% residual sugar.