Deutz Cuvee William Deutz Brut, 2009, 750ML

SKU: 580311
Region: FR | Champagne | Ay
Variety: Pinot Noir | Chardonnay | Pinot Meunier
Rating: Wine Advocate 94

Attracted by the champagne popularity, two German merchants William Deutz and Pierre-Hubert Geldermann moved to the region in 1830 where they started trading champagne wines.

In 1838, they founded their Champagne house, Deutz & Geldermann, in Aÿ. They initially started selecting and trading bottled wines, but convinced that fine grapes were the cornerstone of great wines, they started buying vineyards and making their own champagne. By combining their technical expertise and knowledge of markets, they developed the house internationally.

After many ups and downs in 1993, the Rouzaud Family, already owner of great wine estates including Louis Roederer, acquired a majority stake in Champagne Deutz. Fabrice Rosset was appointed president in 1996. From that moment the company invested close to 30 million euros in state-of-the-art equipment, greater winery capacity, additional vineyards, and increased supplies of grapes from grand and premier cru. The result is a comprehensive range of wines (from six to 14 very distinctive cuvees) of better and consistent quality, resulting in a dramatic increase in sales.

Created in honour of the founder of Champagne Deutz, Cuvee William Deutz is only made in the best vintages.

The 2008 is a blend of 65% of Pinot Noir from Ay, Bouzy, Ambonnay & Verzenay, 30% of Chardonnay from Avize & le Mesnil-sur-Oger and 5% of Pinot Meunier from Pierry.

Fermented at low temperatures in small stainless steel vats. Malolactic also made in stainless steel to preserve freshness.

Matured for 10 years before being released.