What's it all about? Consistent high quality across the range has
helped restore the reputation of this traditional Aÿ house to its
former celebrated status. Its wines exude understated charm
and elegance. champagne-deutz.com
Try this Deutz Brut Classic is a textbook version of a nonvintage
cuvée. Fresh grapefruit flavours give way to a midpalate
boasting biscuity notes and texture, plus a satisfyingly
crisp, well-defined finish. £34.10-£43, Berry Bros & Rudd,
Hedonism, Ocado, Spirited Wines
Something special Deutz Brut Rosé 2009 is perfect for
summer drinking. It's delicately fruity, but underpinned by
the power and intensity of Pinot Noir from the ripe 2009
vintage grown on top sites such as Aÿ, Bouzy and Verzenay.
Where can you drink it? 11 Cadogan Gardens, Boisdale restaurants,
Gauthier Soho, Novikov.
WHY WE LOVE DEUTZ… A re�ned
Champagne partners with re�ned
events, and Deutz has aligned with
one of the best, being named this year's
Champagne partner of Garsington
Opera. Head to the bar in the beautiful
grounds for a glass or three.
What's it all about? Everything began
in Hautvillers in 1668 when Dom Pierre
Pérignon was appointed cellar master of the
Benedictine abbey (above). His revolutionary
method involved assemblage of di¦erent
grape varieties followed by gentle pressing,
cellar ageing and maturing in cork-sealed
Try this Dom Pérignon 2006, the
fifth consecutive vintage in a row, has
a succulent palate with the distinctive
opulence of this ripe vintage. £114.99£135,
Hedonism Wines, Jeroboams, Laithwaite's,
Something special Maturation of Dom
Pérignon is not linear; there are three peaks
of expression, each called Plénitude. After
15 years of ageing it reaches the Second
Plénitude (P2), and P2 1998 has
power and intensity with notes of
honeysuckle and toasted almond.
£259.95-£310, Fine+Rare, Harrods,
Where can you drink it? Alyn
Williams at The Westbury, Auberge
du Lac (Welwyn), Balmoral Hotel
(Edinburgh), Beast, Brown's,
Chiltern Firehouse, Claridge's,
Gleneagles Hotel (Perthshire),
Greenhouse, Hakkasan, The
Savoy, Sketch, Umu.
WHY WE LOVE DOM PÉRIGNON…
Currently wrapped in secrecy, the
'ultimate' Dom Pérignon will be
unveiled in London later this year.
What's it all about? Michel Drappier blends tradition with
experimentation, making powerful, terroir-led wines that
reflect the dierent soils and close proximity to Chablis of
this part of Champagne. champagne-drappier.com
Try this Brut Nature is an expressive, pure Pinot Noir,
zero-dosage champagne of precision and substance.
£40, Handford Wines, Vagabond Wines
Something special Cuvée Quattuor: a rare, four-way
blend of Arbane, Petit Meslier,
Blanc Vrai (Pinot Blanc) and
Chardonnay. Its vibrant acidity
combines with textural grip.
£59.90, Hedonism Wines
Where can you drink it?
Alimentum Restaurant (Cambridge),
Gymkhana, Hedone Restaurant,
Hotel TerraVina (the New Forest),
Lake Road Kitchen (Cumbria),
WHY WE LOVE DRAPPIER… With a
carbon footprint of zero, Drappier is the
�rst carbon-neutral Champagne house.
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