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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
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 8/27/2014: $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:

Since 1838, CHAMPAGNE DEUTZ, one of the oldest members of the former and prestigious Association of Grandes Marques, has been making champagnes of a distinctive style characterised by a perfect harmony of finesse, elegant vinosity and complexity. Sourcing from more 245 hectares (approx. 600 acres) of vineyards, amongst the finest of Champagne’s crus, as well as a rigorous selection of the choice bunches, allow Deutz to use only top quality grapes. The wines are slowly and carefully aged in the cool hush of the 3 kilometres of the House cellars which have been carved in the chalky soil of the famous historic village of Aÿ. The “DEUTZ trio Prestige” comprises three prestige cuvées, each with its very distinct personality. Cuvée William Deutz is made from the best pinots and chardonnays; Cuvée Amour de Deutz is composed uniquely of the finest chardonnays; finally there is Cuvée William Deutz Rosé. In each of these styles, Maison DEUTZ shows the full extent of its know-how and its attachment to precise, finely tuned wines. DEUTZ champagnes are distributed all over the world in first class restaurants, fine food shops and specialized wine shops.