This wine shows some beautiful aging notes, with yeasty bread aromas leading into a medley of Meyer lemon, strawberry, red apple, and honeysuckle, complemented by toasted almonds and oak spice. Balanced acidity on the attack leads to a creamy mid-palate with spiced apple, citrus, and a round, toasty finish.
Each year we honor our founding winemaker, Guy Devaux with a special blend to highlight the vintage. We have only one rule: the blend must be 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay. From there, it’s carte blanche for the winemaking team to select the very best vineyard lots that promise a balance between elegance, power, and age-ability. Usually fewer than 10 lots will make the cut.
The 2012 growing season was as close to ideal as they come. Warm days and cool nights allowed for great flavor development, while maintaining bright acidity. 2012 was also especially abundant, allowing us to blend and share that bounty with you. Nine special lots were selected to blend the 2012 DVX. One third of the blend was fermented in older barrels, contributing a beautiful spice note and rich mouthfeel to the wine. The balanced, bright acidity gives this wine great age ability.
The rich creaminess of this wine would pair nicely with a wild mushroom risotto and your favorite people.
Facts & Figures
Blend – 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay Residual Sugar (Dosage) – 8.9 g/L (0.89%) Style – Brut Alcohol – 12.5% TA – 7.6 g/L pH – 3.06 Time en Tirage – 67 months Aging Potential – 10-15 years