Version 1 - COTEAUX CHAMPENOIS ROUGE PAR CHAMPAGNE DEVAUX & MICHEL CHAPOUTIER

BY CHAMPAGNE DEVAUX & MICHEL CHAPOUTIER

The Genesis

After the success of Champagne Sténopé, the first venture together by Laurent Gillet, President of the House Champagne Devaux, and Michel Chapoutier, leading figure of the Rhône Valley, Laurent and Michel are proud to present their second project.

The Approach

From just one parcel, located in the characterful village of Les Riceys, Michel Chapoutier and Michel Parisot, the Champagne Devaux Cellar Master, have created a Coteaux Champenois without parallel.

The Ambition

The 2015 harvest has given us our first objective, a « vinification test ». We proudly present this « version » with a label detailing our internal technical files from our cellar.

The vines of this exclusive parcel were pruned more severely than we had ever taken them before. Our work in the vineyard across 2016 and 2017 gave yields below 40 hl per hectare. Each year gives us more information and knowledge and we will continue to build on this understanding in future vintages.

Version 1

Version 1

The Tasting

Version 1 presents a beautiful limpid and deep cherry red colour.

On the nose, there are aromas of blackberries and black cherries followed by spice, liquorice, roasted notes and dried flowers.

On the palate, a velvety texture with integrated tannins evolves into aniseed liquorice and spice. It has aromas of dried citrus zest as well as oak toast and roasted bread notes. These fine, elegant aromas are lifted and fragrant, typical of Les Riceys.

The fresh finish is persistent and lifted.

Vintage: 2015

Limited quantities: 2558 bottles