‘Récoltant-Manipulant’, family-owned since 1920 and with 9ha of Grand Cru vineyards in Bouzy, Ambonnay and Cramant. The estate’s average vine age is 45 years and the vineyard is managed in a holistic way without the use of herbicides or chemical fertilisers. Growth between the vines is encouraged and the grapes are entirely hand-harvested. Jean-Christophe Delavenne is President of the “Échevins de Bouzy” (fraternal order of Champagne Producers from Bouzy). Champagne Delavenne’s elegant cuvées are served at many Michelin Starred restaurants across Europe.
Exclusively Grand Cru Champagnes created with specific techniques that allow each champagne to naturally express the terroir in its purest form. Low-manipulation, single-village cuvées, only the coeur de cuvée goes in Delavenne’s champagnes. A blend of 2 harvest years, the wine is made in stainless steel and enamel tanks (no oak). Wild, native yeasts are used. There is no malo-lactic fermentation or fining and restricted use of sulphur. Dosage is carried out using a liqueur created from a Solera system of Delavenne’s own 11 vintage wines and cane sugar from the French Islands.
Tasting Note and Food Pairing
Flavours of apple fritter, brioche, fresh apple and lemon drop. Serve as an aperitif or with cheese puffs, pork, poultry, brunch, lightly spiced foods, soft or hard cheeses.