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An authentic, singular Champagne made exclusively from Chardonnay, a white grape with white juice. Although less widely known to the public than blended Champagnes, blancs de blancs (100% Chardonnay) are particularly sought-after by connoisseurs, who appreciate their delicate aromas as well as their vibrant freshness. "Brut Réserve" is a blend of two or three different years and contains at least 25% reserve wine.
The De Sousa House in Avize resembles the old vineyards which have been so well preserved for over half a century.
Their roots dive back into the history of the Côte des Blancs and feed these vintage wines, paying tribute to this exceptional region, and a family with ingrained values of respecting the soil, loving work welldone, quality and innovation.
Erick De Sousa, a pioneer in this field understood how to metamorphose apparent postcard-images into a concrete productive future.
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
Terroir: Cramant, Avize, Oger, Mesnil sur Oger and Chouilly in Grand Cru
Type of soil: 100% Chalk
Average age of the vines: 43 years
Degrees: 12.5% Vol
Method: Organic and biodynamic
Manual harvest: 100%
Reserve wine: 30%
Filtration and fining: no
Disgorging: see back label
Recommended aging period: 3-5 years
Service temperature: 8-10°C
Food/wine pairing: Seafood, cheese with salty crackers, Pisces
The colour is s olden, with green overtones. Leaves a long-lasting "necklace" of small bubbles at the surface. Impressive limpidity.
The intense nose is evidence of a striking maturity. In addition to notes of fresh roasted coffee, eucalyptus and dried fruit, there is a very expressive floral character.
The palate is very round with honeyed accents. While the dosage is apparent, the result is well-balanced. The finish is long and delightfully refreshing.