Deutz is the epitome of understated excellence. Founded in 1838, the House is situated not in the conspicuously commercial centres of Reims or Epernay, but amongst the vineyards of one of the region’s greatest villages: A-Champagne. This sums up Deutz’s approach, in which style is always matched by substance. Fruit is sourced from twenty to thirty top villages in the Marne Valley, giving an average classification of 97% on the echelle des crus. All Deutz’s vineyard sources lie within a twenty-mile radius of the House, ensuring the grapes arrive in pristine condition. Deutz use only read more...the first pressings of juice (the cuvée) to maximise the quality of the finished wine; the remainder (the taille) is sold off to other producers. Twenty to forty percent of reserve wines are used in the non-vintage blend to add richness and complexity. This Champagne is beautifully pure and elegant, with a refreshing lemony aroma and a delicate mousse. Dry and with plenty of substance. (hide)
Wine NewsRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News
Wine EnthusiastRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
Wine SpectatorRating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/97
International Wine CellarRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 129, November/December 2006 ($51) Light yellow. Fresh and complex, with zesty citrus, spice and mineral aromas. Bright and juicy, with fresh tangerine, yellow plum and chalk flavors, finishing on a soft note, with good length.