Producer: Delavenne Pere et Fils Style: Sparkling Grape Type: Champagne Blend Origin:France Region:Champagne
89 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2006
($36) Light gold with a very energetic mousse Dusty white peach, pear and floral aromas are pure and bright. Lush and open-knit, with a gentle mineral note adding focus to the orchard and tangerine flavors. Finishes with soft, gentle citrus flavors and a hint of marzipan. Very nicely balanced.
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4.21 out of 5 stars
This is the best champagne I've ever tasted! A lovely special occasion selection.
5 stars if we hadnt had the Diebolt Vallois!!!
2nd choice for wedding champagne. Excellent champagne
Good quality, good bubbles, good all around. A very well balanced traditional Brut.
Jean-Louis Delavenne and his son Jean-Christophe farm 10 hectares in the heart of Bouzy, one of a very few villages in Champagne that can claim Grand Cru status. Located at the foot of the Montagne de Reims these vineyards enjoy nearly perfect southern exposure and yield complex, intensely aromatic pinot noir.
The Cuvée Tradition is a blend of this exceptionally ripe Pinot--from vintages four and five years old -- and a small amount of Chardonnay.
Exotic floral and fruit overtones are balanced by bright acidity and a delicate perlage.
Excellent with classic hors d'oeurves.
France is the fountainhead of the grape varieties most craved by
North American wine drinkers: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir,
Syrah, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. In fact, these grapes are widely
referred to as "international" varieties because they have been planted and
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