Deutz Brut Classic (375ML half-bottle)
Non-Vintage from Champagne, France
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Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The distinctive house style of elegance and finesse which has made Champagne Deutz one of the most respected of all Champagne houses, is reflected in this fine non-vintage Champagne. Matured according to traditional methods from a blend of several vintages from twenty of the best crus of Champagne, it reaches a perfect balance of flavor.
"Pale gold hue with a tint of copper. Aromas of toast and bread dough with a whiff of beer. Accessible flavors of honeydew melon and caramel followed by peach and mango notes. Rich, lasting tropical fruit flavors balanced by fresh acidity in the close."
The Wine News
"There's an aromatic floral note to the flavors of apricot, ripe apple, smoky mineral, kumquat and lemon zest in this firm bubbly, which is fine-grained and balanced, with a lively, moderate finish. Drink now through 2015. 8,500 cases imported. "
"The NV Brut Classic is a pretty, entry-level wine. Warm, generous fruit comes together beautifully in this rich, expansive, mid-weight Champagne. The bouquet, texture and purity of the finish are all first-rate. The Brut Classic is equal parts Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Like all Deutz Champagnes, it undergoes full malolactic fermentation. This is Lot LB1100D0169, disgorged January, 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2014."
The Wine Advocate
"Light yellow. Toasty lees, poached pear and lemon rind on the pungent nose. Offers an array of sappy citrus and orchard fruit flavors and becomes spicier with air. The lemon and lees notes come back on the broad, clear finish."
International Wine Cellar
"This wine's concentrated flavors focus on mineral richness rather than freshness, lemon pith rather than zest. Its green apple and pear fruit blends into the chalkiness, all of a piece. For wood-roasted oysters.
Wine & Spirits
"The NV Brut Classic is a pretty, entry-level wine. Warm, generous fruit comes together beautifully in this rich, expansive, mid-weight Champagne. The bouquet, texture and purity of the finish are all first-rate. The Brut Classic is equal parts Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Like all Deutz Champagnes, it undergoes full malolactic fermentation. "
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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 cuvees were
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the winemakers flexibility in blending, ensuring a constant style each year. Non-vintage Champagne...
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