Devaux Grande Reserve NV is a delicious champagne created by blending crus from the Cote des Bar and Cote des Blancs. A wine offering great depth and fruit flavours from the Pinot Noir that work beautifully with the elegance and finesse of very fine chardonnay, it is a recommended buy. The wine has lovely rich aromas of baked apples and vanilla, and on the palate it is full, rounded and well balanced, with a lively, persistent finish.
3 Point Summary
Rich aromas, rounded and well-balanced palate with a lively finish.
Did you know..?
Augusta Devaux contributed so much to the company that her heirs inscribed her name on the facade of the house to perpetuate her memory.
GOLD - Mundus Vini 2015. COMMENDED - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015. GOLD - TEXSOM International Wine Awards 2015.
Seabass and fresh vegetables
Serve at Temp
7 *C / 45 *F
CHAMPAGNE BLEND - Champagne Blend refers to one of the world's most distinctive wine styles – the sparkling wines made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot-Meunier that are most famously associated with the Champagne region of northern France. The term, however, has come to evoke wines made in the “methode-traditionnelle” around the world. In the blend Pinot Noir adds structure and brings a certain berry-fruit nose to the blend, while the Chardonnay fleshes this out and sets the wine up for aging, particularly when the base wine is aged in oak.
DEVAUX champagne house was founded in 1846 by brothers, Jules and Auguste. Located in the Côte des Bar, Côte des Blancs and Vitry, the vineyards are spread over 1,500 hectares (3,750 acres) with more than 800 associated wine farmers all contributing top-quality (much of it Premier Cru) grapes to the production of Champagne Devaux. Devaux was run for several decades by Madame Augusta Devaux, one of the select band of widows seeming to hold the key to Champagne during the nineteenth century.
CHAMPAGNE is located in northern France and is the name given to the world’s most famous sparkling wine. Lower temperatures than any other French region means pinot-noir, pinot-meunier and chardonnay are the primary grapes grown and these have become the foundation for sparkling wine recipes around the world. The production process employed for champagne ivolves a second fermentation is started in the bottle by the addition of yeast and sugars. This stage generates the fine bubbles and sparkle synonymous with Champagne.