NV Dehours "Vignes de la Vallée" Brut, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France
ABOUT THIS WINE
This Cuvée, extra aged on lees, reveals the Pinot Meunier character, the favorite grape-variety in the Marne Valley area and iconic identity of our vineyard. We use a high proportion of Perpetual Reserve which was started in 1998. Malolactic fermentation completed. Aged in the bottle for 42 to 54 months.
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.