A blending of several crus from the Côte des Bar and Côte des Blancs gives to this cuvée the complexity of a traditional Champagne. The majority of Pinot Noir brings strength and a long finish. The Chardonnay lightens this blend and gives liveliness and fineness. The elegant nose matches perfectly the fruity of Pinot Noir and the fineness of Chardonnay. The balanced nose offers notes of torrefaction and a few mentholated aromas.
The mouth presents a good liveliness and a long finish due to a matured wine. This wine will mature with more complexity to both the nose and the mouth. Undergrowth aromas will be added to the nose and a longer finish to the mouth.
Founded in 1846 by the Devaux brothers, Jules and Auguste, the company was run for several decades by Madame Veuve A. Devaux, one of the select band of widows seeming to hold the key to Champagne during the nineteenth century. Augusta Devaux injected so much vitality into the company that her heirs inscribed her name on the facade of the house to perpetuate her memory. It was in 1986 that the fifth generation of her descendants decided to entrust the future of this prestigious brand to one of the largest groups of Champagne growers in the magnificent leafy surrounds of Domaine de Villeneuve at Bar sur Seine.
Located in the Côte des Bar, Côte des Blancs and Vitry, the vineyards are spread over 1,500 hectares (3,750 acres) with more than 800 associated wine farmers all contributing top-quality (much of it Premier Cru) grapes to the production of Champagne Devaux. Wines from the ‘D’ range are vineyard-selected from the best sites and blended with barrel-aged reserve wines from only the finest vintages.