Jean-Paul Deville "Opalis" Blanc de Blancs '100% Chardonnay' Verzy NV
The domaine of Jean-Paul Deville is situated in the village of Verzy, just 20km south east of the Champagne capital, Reims. His champagne is, of course, made in the usual 'Méthode Champenoise' whereby secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle. What sets Jean-Paul's wines apart, however, is the dominance of the Pinot Noir grape in his blends. Whereas most Champagnes are made predominantly from Chardonnay grapes with a little Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, this particular Champagne is made predominantly from Grand Cru Pinot Noir grapes with the addition of a little Chardonnay. This particular vintage champagne represents fantastic value for money and would be well worth the investment.
Pale lemon-yellow with fine mousse. Fresh citrus fruit, mainly lime, greets you. Very supple, round and harmonious palate. Good vinosity. Notes of nectarine, apricot and cherry-plum on the finish.
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay