Champagne Bar Events
The “Coups de coeur” 2014 at Dokhan’s Bar!
Our sommeliers have chosen two different houses to showcase during the month of February: Pierre Gerbais and Deutz. These two are quite different from each other, but both produce authentic and exceptional Champagnes.
The vineyards of Pierre Gerbais, located at Celles sur Ource, south of Troyes, feature a soil composed mainly of clay and limestone. These elements are responsible for the opulence and minerality found in the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc. Loyal to a tradition of harmony and balance, this family knows its vineyards by heart and has practised natural viticulture since 1996. Here are three wines that we selected:
The Brut Tradition, a light wine with a nice roundness, is composed mostly of Pinot Noir with a touch of Chardonnay.
Le Rosé de Saignée is an atypical cuvée. Purple in colour, this selection embodies notes of red fruits and cherry brandy. With its multi-flavoured nose, it is particularly powerful for a Rosé Champagne. Subtle red meat with a tangy sauce, perhaps of red berries like raspberries, makes an ideal accompaniment. Its balanced finish appeals to people who don’t usually enjoy Rosé Champagnes.
Le Prestige is a Blanc de Blancs cuvée based on the 2009 vintage, a rich and opulent vintage that keeps its freshness through the vinification process, with an extra dose of brut. Subtle notes of white peach and spices forge a captivating nose. This wine grants nice amplitude and a fresh saline finish.
Deutz, located in Ay in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, was founded in 1838. The house itself symbolizes a love of excellence and constant pursuit of great quality wines. We honour this house with four special vintages:
The Brut is both classic and atypical with floral notes. Ideal as an aperitif, it opens the taste buds with a combination of fresh and more vinous tones, all the result of a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir.
The Brut Rosé: a haunting wine to enjoy at any time, this is a seductive elixir with notes of ripe, red fruits and pomegranate.
The Millésimé 2006 is developed within a single year, on plots designated solely for Premier and Grand Crus, responsible for the strong character. Freshness and power are the hallmarks of this vintage.
Finally, the famous wine "Amour,” vintage 2005: a rare wine that bears its name well. It is mesmerizing, racy, pure and saline. The Chardonnay Grand Cru looks great, promises a brilliant length and truly delivers.