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Since 1838 Deutz has been based in the Grand Cru village of Ay, just west of Epernay. By the late 19th Century Deutz became a much sought after Champagne consumed by many heads of state and royalty. In 1983 the Rouzaud family, owners of Louis Roederer, purchased Deutz and installed the talented Fabrice Rosset as the CEO. The Deutz style continues to be understated, refined, and made to exacting standards. In addition to their property in Ay, Deutz has acquired vineyards in the Cotes des Blanc and have secured long term contracts with their grower partners, all of which practice sustainable vineyard management. Mr Rosset was responsible for engineering the success of Roederer's premium cuvee Cristal, and has introduced his own line of prestige cuvees, Amour de Deutz.
Inspired by the bronze cherub from which it derives its name, Amour de Deutz is a rare and outstanding cuvée. It needs the Champagne fairies to light up the year’s skies and wave their magic wand over the cradle of the Chardonnay to ensure that, once pressed, vinified and blended with heart and passion, the alchemy of the terroirs gives birth to the Harmony that is synonymous with Love. Amour de Deutz is a subtle, delicate and enchanting wine with a seductively pure and pristine appearance.
The cuvée Amour de Deutz is a unique and divine expression of the Chardonnay. For me, it reflects the quintessence of the varietal. […] It is the perfect wine to complement unforgettable moments of tasting pleasure. – Pierre Hermé, World’s Best Pastry Chef 2016, Academy of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, France
Warmest conditions since 2003, optimal maturity, healthy fruit. Balanced wines with average sugars, lower acidities. High overall maturity. Vintage year for some, principally récoltants-manipulants (individual growers). In ’09, new EU rules reduced dosage for Brut to 12 g/l.