2013 Paul Dethune 'Cuvée à l’Ancienne' Grand Cru
50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay from a stellaar vintage. The wine shows lovely complexity in its notes of dried apricots, peaches, flowers, spices and acacia. This is an understated yet supremely polished wine with tons of character, depth and nuance. Only 1000 bottles are produced!
"One of the finest experiences any Grand Cru Champagne can provide. For those looking for a Master Class on bonafide luxury Champagne, Déthune’s “Cuvée à l’Ancienne” should be your entire syllabus: Grand Cru fruit fermented in oak barrels; nearly seven years of aging on lees in a 17th-century chalk cellar; and an homage to the olden days with hand-tied twine securing the cork. Without question, “L’Ancienne” is the peak of Déthune’s stellar lineup." - Ian Cauble, Master Sommelier.