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.
A golden colour with crystal-bright reflections, a powerfully rich and expressive nose with aromas of stewed white peaches, underscored by hints of honey, spices, preserved ginger and nutmeg. The palate is lively, crisp and well-defined, exuding delicate flavours of spices and fresh biscuit, with fine touches of stewed fruit, honey and roasted fresh almonds, combining together to produce a complex and full-bodied wine that shows perfect balance. The finish is savoury and lingers, with a subtle hint of iodine.
Best appreciated as an accompaniment for refine foods: foie gras, caviar, lobster. Ideal with all types of Asian cuisine.
Great wine comes from extraordinary grapes, and Cuvee William Deutz is the embodiment of this philosophy. Created in honour of the founder of Champagne Deutz, Cuvee William Deutz is only made in years when nature bestows on the Champagne region an exceptional harvest (on average, one year in three). The cuvee is aged a minimum of five years in Deutz cellars buried 25 meters (82 feet) underground to ensure ideal conditions of humidity and temperature.
ABOUT THE WINE