Champagne Diebolt-Vallois

16 August 2017

Located in Cramant, on the foot of Côte de Blancs, we visited Diebolt-Vallois late may this year. Côte des Blancs is a mostly eastern-facing slope that owes its name to the color of the grapes planted: 95% Chardonnay. Champagnes in this area often referred to as "blanc de blancs".

Depending upon the wine, fermentation is either carried out in thermostatically controlled vats, or in wooden barrels. Malolactic fermentation takes place in all the wines except Fleur de Passion.

Together with another Danish couple, we took part in a small intimate tasting in the winery production hall.

Diebolt-Vallois Blanc de Blancs NV
89 Aroma had tight grapefruit, pink apples and lemon. Flavor had lemon juice, minerals and grapefruit. Good mousse.
Diebolt-Vallois Prestige Brut Blanc de Blancs NV
90  Matured in oak gived this wine richness. Notes of pear, grapefruit with a nice texture obtained from the barrel.
Diebolt-Vallois Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2010
91 The nose had hints of flowers lemon and grapefruit. Flavor had a well integrated acidity accompanied by peach and a delicate mineral structure.  

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