Pear, red apple, and orange zest notes are complemented by aromas of toasted bread and oak spice, with an unmatched depth after a full 68 months en tirage.
It’s rare that two large vintages follow each other, but that was the case with 2012 and 2013. A slight reduction in 2013 crop volume yielded more concentrated flavors and more defined structure, allowing us to make beautiful wines that can be aged for an additional 10 to 15 years. Only seven small lots were chosen for the 2013 DVX, and we fermented ten percent of the blend in older barrels to impart some gorgeous spice accents and a rich mouthfeel.
The 2013 DVX is a big wine that can hold its own with richer foods — try it with dishes like lasagne bolognese and triple-cream cheese.
Facts & Figures
Blend – 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay Residual Sugar (Dosage) – 8.0 g/L (0.80%) Style – Brut Alcohol – 12.5% TA – 7.6 g/L pH – 3.06 Time en Tirage – 67 months Aging Potential – 10-15 years