NV Dehours Lieu Dit "Brisefer" Reserve Extra-Brut, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France

$124.99

Offering a fine, maturing nose of baked apples and pears, lemon curd and toasted almond. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and complex, with lovely tertiary elements of maturity, a rock solid core, bright acids and impressive length.

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$124.99

ABOUT THIS WINE

This single vineyard wine comes from chardonnay vines at the bottom of a gentle slope in Brisefer, planted between 1966 and 1992. An East orientation with clay soil which has leeched out most of its limestone.

Our grandfather, pioneer of grower champagne, saw that this was a perfect plot for champagne and used it for his top of the range wine. About a quarter of the land was replanted in spring 2015.
Production methods respect biodiversity (Working the ground and allowing grass to grow between the vines).

The wines are fully aged on the lees, in 200L, 300L and 500L barrels and clarified by natural settling, without filtration or fining.

ABOUT THIS PRODUCER

Dehours was founded by Jérôme’s grandfather Ludovic in 1930. It was Jérôme’s father Robert who developed the estate and began a new activity of trading in grapes. Jérôme knew that he wanted to be a grower, studying first in Beaune and then at the viticultural school in Avize. Tragically, his father Robert passed away suddenly at the age of 50, in 1987. Jérôme was just 21 years old and was not ready to take on the responsibility of the domaine.

Jérôme Dehours farms 42 different vineyards in three distinct villages on the southern side of the Marne River. Jérôme’s 14.5 hectares are split between the villages of Mareuil-la-Port, Oeuilly, Cerseuil and Troissy, in this quiet corner of the Marne. This area is just south of the Marne river at Châtillon-sur-Marne and Cuisles, where Cédric Moussé produces his exquisite wines. This area, the Vallée de Flagot, is named for the small river which has carved out a winding valley called Le Flagot, to meet the Marne River.

Details:

Vintage NV
Producer Dehours
Wine Type Sparkling Wine
Grape(s) Chardonnay
Appellation Champagne
Country France
Farming Sustainable