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    88 Tb
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    768
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    150
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History

Champagne Devaux has been part of the legendary history of Champagne since the 19th century.

Founded in 1846 by brothers Jules and Auguste Devaux, the house was then managed by three inspiring women who led the family winery with remarkable energy and talent in equal measure.
The first woman, Claude-Joseph Devaux (born Ducray), widowed at 39 years old, founded and managed the house “Maison Vve A. Devaux″ in 1846 in Epernay with her son François-Auguste. His wife, Augusta-Maria Herbin, was to become the second “Devaux widow″ following his death in 1879. She was in charge of the winery until 1895.

The DEVAUX brand quickly became successful. By the turn of the century, DEVAUX was exporting 75% of its production, notably to English-speaking countries, as well as Germany and Russia.

Then in 1907, following the death of Charles-Auguste Devaux, the third “Devaux widow” born Hussenot, took over the reins and managed the winery until her death in 1951 at the age of 80, thus concluding an extraordinary saga of “Champagne widows″. She was succeeded by her two sons.

The last in the Devaux line, Jean-Pol Auguste Devaux, was without an heir. As such, in 1987 he entrusted the future of Devaux – a brand with a prestigious past and an exciting future – to Laurent Gillet, President of the “Union Auboise”* (then supplier for the DEVAUX “Blanc de Noirs” champagne).

*Now the “Groupe Vinicole Champagne DEVAUX”

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Vineyards

All year long, our partner-growers give their best to obtain the highest quality grapes at harvest.

At DEVAUX, in order to perfect our work in the vineyards, we formulated – with the help of ourvineyard managers – a new and unique approach to viticulture, a key consideration in our long-term vision.
This approach requires each grower to voluntarily follow a strict set of rules that go over-and-above the (already demanding) requirements set by the Appellation system. It is called the « D Selection  » .

Our winegrowers promise to respect the indications of the Devaux Champagnes commitment book (“livre d’engagement”).

This process has no equivalent in the Champagne region, especially because it has been applied for decades and by many people (more than 100 winegrowers to date).

Each champagne bearing the DEVAUX signature owes most of its character to the strict respect of this quality process.

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Winemaking

Much of the quality in all DEVAUX Champagnes is in large part thanks to:

  • parcel selection (for the Collection D range),
  • sustainable vineyard management,
  • technical support and follow-up at each key stage of the season,
  • pressing as close to the vineyard as possible.

 

This quality approach (called "Vineyard Quality Process") applies also in the cellar, where the following principles are observed:

  • ageing of reserve wines (wines from previous harvests) in predominantly oak vats,
  • use of only first press wines (the“cuvée”) in the blend for the Classics and “cœur de cuvée” for the Collection D,
  • extended ageing in the bottle following the“prise de mousse”,
  • labelling by hand for the Sténopé and Collection D special bottles.
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Wine Moments

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 Juha Lihtonen / The Best Scandinavian Sommelier 2003, Pro (Finland)  tasted  3 wines  from  Devaux . In a tasting of  198 wines 

Wow, the 100 Best Champagnes ranking for 2021 is launched. It was such a pleasure to be part of the tasting panel and experience the great overall quality of all the champagnes. Such a superb line-up from prestige champagnes to non-vintages from Grands Maisons to growers and coops. Where there any surprises? Hell yes, check out the rankings and you'll see!

9m 18d ago

 Juha Lihtonen / The Best Scandinavian Sommelier 2003, Pro (Finland)  tasted  2 wines  from  Devaux . In a tasting of  47 wines 

100 Best Champagne semifinals continue.... Some great surprises, such as Alfred Gratien Brut Millésime 2007!

11m 19d ago

 Christer Byklum , Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  1 wines  from  Devaux . In a tasting of  43 wines 

2013 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet / Pale lemon yellow. Lemons, vanilla, minerals, spices, some floral notes, brighter expression for Bâtard, lighter. Fresh acidity, fresh and fruity, apples and citrus with more subdued minerals beneath, detailed and long. 95p

4y 1m ago

 Jan-Erik Paulson / rare-Wine.com, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Devaux . In a tasting of  15 wines 

Some great wines like Cheval 1949, Margaux 1959, Lafleur 1959, Petrus 1952 etc.

5y 17d ago

 Juha Lihtonen / The Best Scandinavian Sommelier 2003, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Devaux . In a tasting of  58 wines 

“Astonishing tasting of the best champagne of the decade '90s. So great champagnes in perfect condition to be enjoyed today but which hold extremely well decades to come! It was a tight battle of the 1st place. On my rankings there were two winners - Dom Pérignon P2 1995 and Cristal 1996. Both were amazing 98 points champagnes! The biggest surprises were Besserat de Bellefon 1998 and once again Palmer&Co champagnes with their charming quality and consistency.”

5y 27d ago

 Essi Avellan MW , Wine Writer (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Devaux . In a tasting of  31 wines 

“The 100 Best Champagnes 2016 Part III -Tasting: some latest Rosé NV's and Rosé Vintages”

5y 7m ago

 Essi Avellan MW , Wine Writer (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Devaux . In a tasting of  49 wines 

“Part 2 of DWWA Champagne tastings!”

8y 3m ago

 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Devaux . In a tasting of  42 wines 

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