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Champagne Dehours - "La Croix Joly" Blanc de Meunier 2009

Champagne Dehours - "La Croix Joly" Blanc de Meunier 2009

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The "La Croix Joly" 2009 is rich, vinous with silky bubbles.

Dehours Champagnes are eagerly sought after by champagne enthusiasts for their renowned 'Meunier style'; bold, flavourful and demonstrating a clear terroir-orientated approach.

Upon tasting, you’ll understand how the characteristics of the Pinot Meunier grape have become inextricably linked to the identity of this iconic vineyard. The  place known as “La Croix Joly” is located on the left bank of the Marne River, mid-slope in the village of Troissy. This single vineyard showcases the inevitable beauty of Pinot Meunier from the Marne Valley.

The bouquet is lively, showing notes of warm butter, red berries, and brioche yet also flavours of citrus, dry extracts and ripe prune bring freshness to the mix. The bubbles are silky and teasing all along with plenty of depth for a medium bodied wine. It can be paired with duck, roasted poultry, rather creamy cheeses and tart tatin. Drink now – 100% Pinot Meunier - Extra Brut - Dosage 2g/l – 1904 bottles produced.

"The “La Croix Joly” 2009 is in essence a bold and powerful wine with a kind heart. Its complexity and generosity will make you ask for more."

Jérome Dehours advocates for richer champagne styles which are also lively and vibrant. To do so, he began a perpetual reserve of wine in 1998 to best capture the terroir identity of his Domaine without vintage influences. The wines are fermented and mature for eight months in French oak barrels to soften and enrich the otherwise sharp wines. Malolactic fermentation is also made in barrels to emphasise the natural balance of the wines.

What we say

"The “La Croix Joly” 2009 is in essence a bold and powerful wine with a kind heart. Its complexity and generosity will make you ask for more."

Technical notes

Jérome Dehours advocates for richer champagne styles which are also lively and vibrant. To do so, he began a perpetual reserve of wine in 1998 to best capture the terroir identity of his Domaine without vintage influences. The wines are fermented and mature for eight months in French oak barrels to soften and enrich the otherwise sharp wines. Malolactic fermentation is also made in barrels to emphasise the natural balance of the wines.