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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Deutz Blanc de Blancs 2002
Deutz Blanc de Blancs 2002
(search item no. 99745)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
1993 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The color is fine and bright, showing a pale golden hue with bronze tinges. A forward nose shows deliciously ripe aromas. Hints of flowers mingle with the main aromas of fresh pastry. The first impression is clear-cut, and the wine continues, fresh and lively, in an elegant mode. The flavors are very pure and evoke white peaches, small berry fruit and grapefruit. The finishing notes are lingering with a distinctly mineral edge. This is a wine to be drunk now for those who like Chardonnay, but it also can be cellared for a while.

This makes an ideal aperitif drink. It would also make a good match for dishes such as marinated salmon and scallops, roquette salad with sea-food, sole cooked with citrus fruit and a light vanilla sauce, oysters, or sushi.

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About Deutz:

Nestled into the slopes of the famous vineyards of Aÿ, France, are the picturesque stone buildings of Champagne Deutz, founded a century and a half ago (1838) by William Deutz and Pierre-Hubert Geldermann. The two immigrants from Napoleonic Prussia — Geldermann, a Champagne salesman, and Deutz, a negociant — opened an office with no vineyards. The cuvées were bought sur lattes, already in the bottle, and were then disgorged, the dosage added and the wines labeled.

When René Deutz and Alfred Geldermann inherited the business from their fathers in the late 1860s, sales of their Champagne had been consistently rising for years. Deutz took its place among the great Houses of Champagne when it became a founding member of the Syndicat des Grandes Marques.

Today, Deutz upholds the traditions of fine champagne-making handed down through five generations. The past and present live contentedly together at Aÿ, merging tradition and technology to create elegant champagnes in the timeless Deutz style.