Deutz "Brut Classic" Champagne
A full complement of toasty, autolyzed yeast moves to center stage here, yet this creamy, finely bubbled offering comes with a quiet undercurrent of mildly apple-like fruit as well. The result is a fairly friendly, moderately rich, easy-to-taste Brut that, while properly dry, is not in the least austere, and, when measured against its many non-vintaged Champenoise cousins, it proves to be a bit more complete than most. It is a solid, well-conceived Brut that will not disappoint.
An upbeat style in terms of aromas with citrus and stone fruits dominating, plus some gentle fresh, yeasty bread notes too. The palate has a spicy thread with some impressive weight and depth; dried red fruit flavors head to more savory almond notes to close. Drink now.
A minerally Champagne that marries a sleek backbone of acidity to flavors of white raspberry, roasted almond and apricot preserves. Fine and creamy, with a smoky finish. Drink now through 2018. (AN)
Equal parts Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Gentle biscuity nose as well as a delicate touch of ginger and something really zesty, a bit like quince. Finely fresh...it is persistent and elegant. Fine mousse, dry and gently creamy overall. (JH)
Located in the world-famous village of Aÿ at the base of the chalky Montagne de Reims. On the nose, the wine is rich with yeasty, bready notes. One the palate, the initial impression is of red fruits which then turns into crisp citrus and honey notes. The finish is crisp and clean.