by Paige Donner
One bottle of Champagne requires the equivalent of all the fruit from a single vine.
A few things these two different champagnes, from very different houses, have in common is that the Chardonnay used in each comes exclusively from the Côte des Blancs, and the best of the Côte des Blancs at that: Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, and in the case of William Deutz cuvée add to that list Avize, Cramant, Chouilly and Villers-Marmery. Each distinguished champagne presses only 1ère and Grand Cru grapes from the region’s harvest and uses only the first pressing or cuvée.
And the other commonality is that both cuvées are prestige cuvées. Meaning one is lucky to get the chance to taste them, let alone own a bottle or two.
William Deutz by Deutz
This extraordinary house, founded in 1838 is, of course, based in Aÿ one of…
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