Diebolt-Vallois Brut Rose NV

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Chardonnay & Pinot Meunier & Pinot Noir | Champagne | France | Sparkling Wine | Diebolt Vallois | N.V. | 0,75 L | 12,5 %
About
Diebolt-Vallois Blanc de Blancs "Fleur de Passion" 2013 is an exquisite, dry champagne, meticulously crafted from 100% Chardonnay grapes, hand-selected from old vines within the esteemed Grand Cru vineyards of Cramant in the Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France. This vintage champagne epitomizes the height of Diebolt-Vallois's craftsmanship, showcasing an unwavering commitment to quality and the expression of terroir through the lens of Chardonnay's purity and elegance. The 2013 "Fleur de Passion" stands as a testament to the unique character of the vintage, offering a champagne with remarkable complexity, finesse, and aging potential, distinguished by its precise balance and the depth of its flavors.
Producer
The champagne house Diebolt-Vallois can be found in Cramant, a village in the "Côte des Blancs" - it`s chalky soil makes the perfect home for Chardonnay vines. It is certainly one of the finest terroirs in the Champagne region and the realm of "blanc de blancs" champagnes. In 1978 the estate underwent a sea-change with the extension of the estate and the construction of all the cellars and the winery. The Diebolt-Vallois champagne vineyards cover 11 hectares the great majority of which are in Cramant and Cuis, two villages that are classed as Grand Cru and Premier Cru respectively. All of these are planted entirely with Chardonnay. Some vines on the Montagne de Reims and the Côte de Bar complete the estate's holdings, and these are planted with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Vineyards are on The East-South-East facing slopes suit the Chardonnay particularly well, and it gives the champagne power and rich texture. The grapes are hand picked and each plot is picked separately and vinified apart. The harvest is either pressed in a traditional vertical press or pneumatically. Only the "cuvees" - the juice from the first pressing - are kept for all the blanc de blancs. Depending on the wine, fermentation is either carried out in thermostatically controlled vats or in wooden barrels. Malolactic fermentation takes place in all the wines except Fleur de Passion which is the prestige cuvee of the house.
Tasting notes

The tasting experience reveals an intricate bouquet of white flowers, citrus notes, and hints of peach and apricot, beautifully intertwined with delicate minerality and a subtle touch of brioche, reflecting its aging on lees. On the palate, it delivers a harmonious blend of freshness and complexity, with a silky texture and vibrant acidity that leads to a long, refined finish, highlighting the exceptional quality of the fruit and the meticulous care in winemaking.

Pairing

Diebolt-Vallois Blanc de Blancs “Fleur de Passion” 2013 pairs exquisitely with sophisticated dishes such as grilled sea bass or a delicate lobster thermidor, where the champagne’s bright acidity and nuanced fruit profile can elevate the flavors of the seafood. It also complements a simple yet elegant goat cheese and pear salad, offering a refreshing counterpoint to the creaminess of the cheese and the sweetness of the pear, creating a perfectly balanced and memorable dining experience.

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Wine Searcher review

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The champagne house Diebolt-Vallois can be found in Cramant, a village in the "Côte des Blancs" - it`s chalky soil makes the perfect home for Chardonnay vines. It is certainly one of the finest terroirs in the Champagne region and the realm of "blanc de blancs" champagnes. In 1978 the estate underwent a sea-change with the extension of the estate and the construction of all the cellars and the winery. The Diebolt-Vallois champagne vineyards cover 11 hectares the great majority of which are in Cramant and Cuis, two villages that are classed as Grand Cru and Premier Cru respectively. All of these are planted entirely with Chardonnay. Some vines on the Montagne de Reims and the Côte de Bar complete the estate's holdings, and these are planted with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Vineyards are on The East-South-East facing slopes suit the Chardonnay particularly well, and it gives the champagne power and rich texture. The grapes are hand picked and each plot is picked separately and vinified apart. The harvest is either pressed in a traditional vertical press or pneumatically. Only the "cuvees" - the juice from the first pressing - are kept for all the blanc de blancs. Depending on the wine, fermentation is either carried out in thermostatically controlled vats or in wooden barrels. Malolactic fermentation takes place in all the wines except Fleur de Passion which is the prestige cuvee of the house.
The Champagne region combines specific climate, soil, and topography conditions that form a unique terroir currently used by approx. 15 000 vine-growers and 300 wine houses. The region has 4 sub-regions - Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, Vallée de la Marne, and Côte des Bar. Each provides customers with a different style of sparkling wine. The dominant grapes are Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier which are mainly used in Montagne de Reims and Vallée de la Marne, while Chardonnay shows excellent results in Côte des Blancs. The region is even more appealing because of the so-called "Growe's Champagne" wines, the production of which is overseen by one family from start to finish - they grow and press grapes, make wine, and bottle it in the territory of one wine house. This gives the wine a true charm, aura, and unique flavor.