Devaux Grande Réserve NV £39
A really great food champers that’s super with really decadent foods. Smoked salmon, chives and crème fraîche or duck foie gras served with a warm brioche and fig compote are a good match. Quails eggs with truffle or goats cheese and pears with salted biscuits. So many lovely ways to enjoy this grandest of Grande Réserves!
TYPE: Refined, intense, complex
ABOUT: Devaux are Pinot Noir specialists. The majority of their vineyards are located in the Aube where Pinot Noir is the dominant variety. This location gives this variety a lovely Pinot Noir richness on the nose and a long finish, yet retains the finesse. Some Chardonnay is included in the blend to give liveliness and elegance. The wine underwent a slow second fermentation in bottle and extended ageing on its lees for 36 months (the legal minimum is 15 months). This results in a wine with a finer, more persistent mousse and great complexity.
AWARDS: GOLD Sommelier Wine Awards 2014, SILVER – International Wine Challenge 2019
FARMING: Vegan, Vegetarian, Sustainable