Michel Dervin Brut Champagne

SKU #999425 Wine Spectator

 A complex style that's austere and focused, with spicy ginger, pear and honey notes and a trace of almond on the finish. Drink now.

K&L Notes

This is an exciting and unique Champagne from a little known village called Cuchery. It is made by the man that gives the wine his name, Michel Dervin, who is also the wine maker for Domaine J. Laurens in Limoux. The wine has a wonderful brioche and subtle fruit nose. The flavors are quite concentrated and complex and it has a great toastiness as well as a lightness on its refreshing and long finish. The cuvee is a blend of 2004 and 2003 vintages. It is made out of 95% estate fruit from small plots in the villages of Cuchery, Damery, Reuil, and Chapelle Monthadon in the picturesque valley of the Marne. He buys in a little Chardonnay from Pierry. The grape break down is 80% Meunier and 20% Pinot Noir. If you have never had a Valley of the Marne Meunier-based Champagne, this is a great place to start! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)

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Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/2/2013 | Send Email
I agree with my co-worker Christie. This is a delicious Champagne that deliver a lot of quality for a great price

Staff Image By: Christie Brunick | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/28/2012 | Send Email
My absolute favorite deal in Champagne! I will be sad when it sell out because when its gone its gone, until the next boat comes over! This is the most friendly and elegant style of bubbles you can get for an unbelievable price!

Staff Image By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/29/2012 | Send Email
Blanc de Noirs for a song! Dried stone fruits, brioche on the nose and palate. Concentrated and very dry this is an under- valued over achieving wine.

Staff Image By: Mari Keilman | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/31/2012 | Send Email
I loved this champagne several years ago but it was really hard to get people on board with the outdated yellow label that was a serious hommage to the early 90's. Now that they've updated the label to a sophisticated black and grey label, this champagne is going to fly off the shelves! Hands down, this the best "full-package" champagne for under 30. Equally as beautiful as the outside, the inside of this bottle is full of fresh, clean, refreshing citrus fruit balanced by a friendly pinot meunier based fruitiness that keeps this champagne fun and playful.

Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/20/2009 | Send Email
The first descriptors that come to mind when sipping this wine are clean and vibrant. The wine has lots of bright acidity and the palate is light and lean. A blend of 80% Pinot Meunier and 20% Pinot Noir, the wine is composed of 95% estate fruit, so you’re getting Dervin’s own quality grapes.

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