Champagne Devaux - D Collection
Champagne Devaux (est. 1846) is the leading producer from the Côte Des Bar region in Champagnes south region where over 50% of all Pinot Noir in Champagne is sourced for Houses including Krug. Due to its proximity to Dijon, Pinot Noir is King in the Côte Des Bar and the variety dominates many of the Cuvées (Devaux refers to this as the backbone of the House). The D collection is the principle range & showcases Devaux’s dedication to long ageing before release, with a minimum of 5 years on lees for the NV range & 10 years for the Vintage Cuvée.
Devaux age most of their reserve wines in oak barrels of different sizes, toasts and ages, which all sourced locally to minimise environmental impact. Intelligent use of oak in Devaux’s wines led Eric Label, Chef de Cave of Krug, to refer to Devaux as “the Krug of the Côte des Bar”.
The five star, 95 point, Devaux Coeur des Bar Blanc de Noirs NV @ a mere $67.99 outscored the likes of Gosset Grand ($211), Mumm RSRV ($180) and Drappier Brut Nature ($117) at the Gourmet Traveller Wine Blanc de Noirs tasting.
Cuvee D is poured at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (3 Star Michelin) plus many 3 star Michelin in France including Guy Savoy (Paris), Pierre Gagnaire (Paris) & Anne Sophie Pic (Valence) to name just a few. Beautifully packaged in an impressive slick shaped bottle with metal-plated labels with limited gift boxes also available - Salute!