The Maison Deutz vineyard
The Maison Deutz estate extends over 45 hectares around the town of Ay in the Champagne region. On soils of chalk, marl, limestone and clay, the vines grow in a semi-continental and semi-oceanic climate characteristic of the Champagne region. This means cold, difficult winters and temperate summers. Rain, hail, fine days and average temperatures alternate, but sunshine remains decent, averaging 1,600 hours a year. It's the combination of these elements that creates powerful, aromatic wines.
The Maison Deutz uses traditional Champagne grape varieties, namely Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier Noir. Blending the three, with Pinot Noir in the majority, results in powerful, flavorful wines.
Deutz offers us a very wide range of champagnes Bruts, Demi-sec, Blanc de Blancs and Rosés.
The history of Deutz champagnes
Deutz is above all a story of friendship. William Deutz and Pierre-Hubert Geldermann were two German friends born under the First Prussian Empire in 1809. Both were attracted by France, its art of living and its prosperity. They decided to immigrate in 1830. William Deutz became a canvasser for Maison Bollinger, and Geldermann a wine merchant (trades they had learned in their homeland). They learnedt all they needed to know about champagne production and set up their own duo.
In 1838, they opened their wine trading house and specialized in exporting champagne to Germany. Later, they invest to buy vineyards and produce their own champagne wine. The Maison Deutz & Geldermann was born. Children, grandchildren and descendants succeed one another at the helm of this historic house. Marriages were made to enlarge the estate, which was common at the time. Then the name was changed to Deutz. In 1983, Deutz was bought by Louis Roederer and then by the Rouzeau family.
The grape varieties of Champagne Deutz
The Pinot Noirand its intense blue grapes is the flagship grape variety of the Maison Deutz. It gives champagne power and body. It's a grape variety that requires a lot of care and patience, as it is of great quality, but is rather fragile. Present in assemblages, it brings intensity and is characterized by aromas of red fruit.
The Chardonnay Blanc follows closely behind to bring champagnes their freshness, typicity and brilliance. It particularly likes the region's chalk soils. Its small yellow grapes provide aromas of citrus, hazelnut and a hint of anise.
Finally, Meunier Noir, a particularly juicy grape variety, offers champagne more character and roundness. It also stands out with aromas of red fruit.It's a powerful grape variety that prefers clay soils.
The House of Deutz produces its champagnes from its own vineyards, but is obliged to source from independent winemakers in order to be able to produce in larger quantities. Its partnerships are long-standing and of the highest quality, to enable judicious blending.
Deutz, an authentic style
Deutz style is a perfect blend of French savoir-faire and German rigor. The House has succeeded in crafting champagnes that are highly marked in vinosity by the importance of Pinot Noir, while bringing more finesse thanks to Chardonnay.
This style is marked by reasoned viticulture respecting ancestral know-how and environmental necessities while prioritizing absolute quality. The champagnes are produced with jus de premier pressage and only from vignes grands crus and premiers crus.
Deutz champagnes are produced according to the method of champenoise vinification, mandatory to obtain and keep A.O.C. status. The stages are juice extraction, gently, vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats to maintain aromas, fermentation, remuage then age sur lattes and finally dégorgement.
The Deutz tasting moment
We've selected a few champagnes to enjoy with pleasure to accompany your aperitifs and exceptional meals.
Deutz - Cuvée Amour 2009
is an ample, generous champagne blanc de blancs. Its clear, golden, delicate color reveals fine, lively bubbles. On the nose, this is a champagne with aromas of gourmet pastries and white fruits. On the palate, its attack is round and elegant. It goes wonderfully with caviar.
Cuvée William Deutz
It has a fruity and generous mouthfeel. It's a harmonious wine with a deep golden color. It is particularly sparkling. On the nose, this is a complex champagne. We can distinguish aromas of mirabelle plums, licorice and hawthorn. This is an exceptional champagne that will accompany tables of great chefs and refined dishes.
Deutz - Brut Classic
This is a fair blend of each of the grape varieties used by Maison Deutz. It is an expressive champagne characterized by floral nuances and aromas of toast and orchard fruits. On the palate, it is fresh and unctuous. Its texture is silky, giving way to delicate aromas. More accessible, it will more easily accompany your events.
Deutz - Blanc de blancs 2013
This is a delicate, fine champagne. Its pale pink color with silver highlights fine, regular beads. Aromas of white flowers and a hint of mint stand out. Fresh and smooth on the palate. Enjoy with fish and shellfish.
Deutz - Brut Rosé
This is a 100% Pinot Noir wine. It offers a sparkling, luminous pink color. Its bubbles are numerous and very active. We can distinguish aromas of red fruits and hints of brioche and minerals. On the palate, it is particularly harmonious and full-bodied. It's a powerful, fruity champagne.It's ideal for tasting under the sun.
Take time to appreciate the Deutz style as you enjoy your champagnes with passion and delectation.
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