Champagne Jean-Paul Deville Brut Carte d'Or N.V. (37.5cl)
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.
The nose demonstrates mineral infused notes, accentuated by elegant red berry scents and a delicate toasty nuance. On the palate, ripe and generous with fresh red berry and citrus flavours. The finish is dry and refreshing.
Grapes: 75% Grand Cru Pinot Noir, 25 %Chardonnay