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Champagne Dehours - Lieu Dit "Côte en Bosses" 2011

Champagne Dehours - Lieu Dit "Côte en Bosses" 2011

$145.00

This single sight "Côte en Bossesis deep and vibrant, offering up beautiful complexity.

The “Côte en Bosses” is an old vine blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier. The story has it that once in the past, some dead meunier vines were mistakenly replaced by another variety. Today, having the three varieties together is part of the identity of this plot. When only one grape variety is planted in a particular plot then the underlying terroir of that plot is masked by the inherent characteristics of that grape. By having multiple varieties of grape we allow the terroir full freedom of expression. The wine goes through full malo with wild yeast and aged for six years on the lees in 228L barrels. Then finished with a dosage of two grams per liter then clarified by natural settling, without filtration or fining. The bottling date and Disgorgement dates are printed on our back labels.

The bouquet is deep and vibrant, offering up a beautifully complex constellation of apple, pear, a touch of hazelnut, gentle buttery notes from the barrel fermentation, a complex base of soil tones and a nice top note of brioche. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and complex, with great concentration at the core, impeccable focus and balance, elegant mousse and superb complexity on the long, zesty and classy finish. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier

"The "Côte en Bosses" from Dehours is Champagne unlike any you’re tried before, that offers racy complexity with elegant focus."

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 "Côte en Bosses" from Dehours is Champagne unlike any you’re tried before, that offers racy complexity with elegant focus."

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.