ABOUT THE WINE
One of the oldest members of Champagne's prestigious Grandes Marques houses, Champagne Deutz of Ay, France, has been making distinctive champagnes marked by finesse, elegance and complexity since 1838. The house has upheld the traditions of fine Champagne making handed down through five generations. Owning a significant portion of its own vineyards, Deutz selects only top rated grapes from 275 acres of vineyards in the finest crus of Champagne. The wines are slowly and carefully aged in the chalk-walled cellars far beneath the historic village of Ay.
The colour of the wine is many-hued, with strong pink tinges and fine bubbles. The nose is fresh and direct, with aromas of cherries, blackberries, pomegranates and red currants. On the palate the wine shows a deliciously full body that follows on perfectly from the nose, with flavours reminiscent of strawberries and raspberries and a pleasantly well-balanced finish.
Salmon cooked with mushrooms, beef carpaccio, duck with cranberry sauce or very creamy cheese like Chaource or Brillat Savarin.
This Brut Rose is made exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims region, and from Premiers Crus and Grands Crus. The specific style and color result from the blending in of 8 percent of red wine produced from a plot of old vines on the hill of Ay and from a plot known as Meurtet. Both are particularly well-sited and belong to Deutz.