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Champagne Paul Déthune Brut Grand Cru NV

Over 30% Off 94 Point Grand Cru Ambonnay Champagne!

$48
$70

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Flavor Profile: Croissant dough, honeysuckle, apricot, and orange blossom
Time on Lees: 60 months
Dosage: 9 g/L
Farming Method: Sustainable Practices and Certified HVE

Why We Love It...

From top to bottom, the Déthune family just might have  one of the best portfolios of any grower-producer in all of Champagne. Myriad blends, non-vintage, vintage, and site-specific Champagnes – and all deliciously delectable. This is the standard bearer for the house, perfectly encapsulating the Déthune’s signature style, and representative of their four century history tending vines in Ambonnay. To have this – at easily the best price in the USA – well, that is something worth bragging about!

Paul Déthune is truly one of those hype-worthy, sommelier-fave grower Champagnes that drinks so meteorically above its price point, it dazzles the senses. Serious, but not pompous, terrifically rich, intense, beautifully-made grower bubbly that eclipses the vast majority of the big name stuff. Pure freshness and untamed verve without sacrificing the ripe fruit orchard characteristics that is definitively Ambonnay. Bright, mineral, and deliciously aromatic with warm toasty croissant dough, honeysuckle, apricot, and orange blossom. Dry but not austere, beautifully generous, long, and intense to the very last sip. 

The Déthune family is one of the oldest in Ambonnay, on the Montagne de Reims, having tended vines on the village’s privileged slopes since the early 17th century. Today Pierre Déthune and his wife Sophie have 7ha planted to 70% pinot noir and 30% chardonnay, all entirely within the Ambonnay Grand Cru site and all organically farmed according to biodynamic principles. If these Grand Cru vineyards were owned by the big houses (think Bollinger, Moet, Taittinger, etc.), these fantastic wines would be well over $100, without question. We’re cutting that down by half, and then some! 

Pierre Déthune is the latest in a long line of vintners going all the way back to 1610. Like each of his forebears, Pierre has created his own style of Champagne – rooted in tradition, yet ever-evolving – the one constant being the rolling grasslands of Ambonnay. 

Faithful to the house's traditional methods, the Grand Cru Brut is aged and vinified in 205-liter oak barrels before bottling and aging on the lees for 5 years. The wine was finished with a dosage of 9 g/liter back in May of last year, and 14+ months later, is really strutting beautifully. 

The vineyard practices natural and organic techniques such as integrated pest management, solar power, and a complete lack of chemical use in the vineyard. With Ambonnay set as arguably the center point of the grower Champagne movement, the Déthunes have set an example – positioning a benchmark that all others should strive to achieve. Pedigreed perfection in this bottle, and a worthy Champagne for any occasion! 

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Technical Details

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Montagne de Reims
Varietal: Champagne Blends
Blend: 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay
Winemaker: Pierre Déthune
Farming Method: Sustainable Practices and Certified HVE
Oak: Aged and vinifed in wood and in oak casks of 34 hectoliters
Alcohol: 12.5%
Pair it with: Brick-cooked chicken

Champagne Paul Déthune Brut Grand Cru NV

$48
$70

Retail

31

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