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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Deutz Brut Rose 2005
Deutz Brut Rose 2005
(search item no. 105978)
The Wine News rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $71.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2002 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
1999 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
0 Tasting Panel rating: 93 points
0 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
0 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
0 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Deutz Brut Rosé 2005 is produced exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes, from the Montagne de Reims (80 percent) and the Vallée de la Marne (20 perent). The specific nature of its style and its appearance comes from the addition during blending of 10 percent red wine from parcels of old vines from the Côte d'Aÿ, "La Pelle" and "Froide Terre," and a parcel of land in Mareuil-sur-Ay known as "Le Clos," which produces fruit of a maturity to guarantee the delicate aromatic complexity of the final blend.

To the eye, the appearance is striking: an antique pink color, with hints of orange. The sparkle is fine, lively and regular. The attractive frothy bead adds to the appetizing appearance. The nose develops aromas of Montmorency cherries in eau de vie, strawberries and griotte cherries, enhanced by floral notes. A precise, full and ample flavor, complemented by the richness of full-bodied, ripe fruit, emulating a high class Pinot Noir. With a dense, tight texture, leaving in its wake lingering notes of great elegance.

A gastronomic champagne, it is the perfect accompaniment for salmon with mushrooms, beef wellington, duck in cranberry sauce, rack of lamb or pigeon stuffed with cherries. Turning to Asian cuisine, it is a sublime accompaniment for small kebabs or some 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.