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De Sousa Cuvee des Caudalies 2010 Champagne Grand Cru

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"A Grand Cru from old vines that are more than 50 years old, in an exceptional vintage".

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Under the watchful gaze of a third generation of champagne winegrowers, the grape harvest from old vines that are more than 50 years old was made entirely by hand for this Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs wine raised 100% in small oak barrels, among which 15% in new barrels for 10 months.

The colour is a bright gold.

To the nose : after more than 8 years of ageing, wide range of aromas going from ripe yellow fruit like peach, apricot, quince with touches of honey and gingerbread.

The taste overturns the range of fruit aromas felt in the nose, from vine peach to gingerbread.

Will fit perfectly with shellfishes, white meats or simply as an aperitif with foie gras toasts, grilled lobster skewers or grilled red mullet.

The cellar master sees in this enjoyable wine a potential of ageing of 15 to 20 years in a dark cellar, away from noise, bottle laid flat.

Size : 750ml
Alcohol Degree : 12°
Appellation : Champagne Grand Cru
Vintage : 2010
Grapes : 100% Chardonnay
Classification : Grand Cru
Quality : Extra Brut

Avize, classified Grand Cru, is a land blessed by the gods, which gives birth to great Champagnes, especially when the winegrower and cellar master comes with his talent to complete what nature already gave him : Erick de Sousa.

Avize is both prestigious and generous : a land located at the heart of the Côte des Blancs, between two areas that are as prestigious : Cramant at the north and Oger at the south. Avize is also a Grand Cru vineyard exclusively, whose surface area is quite small : 263 hectares of Chardonnay variety with 20 ares in Pinot Noir. The vine is remarkably well exposed : east-south-east, this orientation and exposure being an essential criteria for the grape’s quality and their sanitary state during the whole maturation process.

The soil is entirely chalk, known to be Champagne’s best chalk, which contributes to a perfect draining for the vineyard. This unique setting avoids Chlorosis for the vine (water damage to the vine cause by stagnant humidity).

The De Sousa House is precisely settled in Avize since the 1950s when Antoine de Sousa, son of Portuguese immigrants, wed Zoémie Bonville, from a family of winegrowers set in Avize for several generations. Since 1986, Erick, their son, is at the head of their vineyard, a treasure he will transmit to his three children, Charlotte, Julie, and Valentin.

The vines in this vineyard are on average 50 years old, which gives to the grape a wide range of aromas and a great concentration. Vintages are vinified in barrels.

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