Who doesn’t love a beautiful glass of champagne? No matter what the occasion, it’s bound to be glorious, glamorous and fab. There is no more perfect accompaniment to celebrating a birthday, anniversary or simply welcoming in the ever-reliable Sunday Fun Day.
One of our many exciting destinations on my upcoming French Wine Tour (which FYI is only 10 days away, but who’s counting?) is the beautiful winery Champagne Deutz in the Aÿ region of Champagne, France.
Champagne Deutz was founded in 1838 by William Deutz and Pierre-Hubert Geldermann. The Champagne house being was run by Deutz and Geldermanm family successors until just 20 years ago when it was acquired by Louis Roederer. Louis Roederer boasts quite an extensive portfolio of French vineyards, including their self-titled Champagne winery, and is still to this day a family-run business.
The Deutz Champagne winery produces both vintage and non-vintage sparkling varieties in the standard champagne blends as well as sparkling Rosés. Upon reviewing their website, which is all pink, flowers, and butterflies, I know I’ve found a winery that takes after my own heart.
Something that particularly sparked my interest regarding their vineyard practices was their use of sustainable viticulture. In the past few weeks I’ve been exploring (drinking) organic, biodynamic and sustainable wines however, made the assumption that this was a game for new world wine producers only. It would be fascinating to understand how a French Champagne house, with two centuries of history has implemented sustainable vineyard practices and how this has affected cellar procedures as well as their final product.
Nine days to go di dum di dum.