This wine greets you with a nose of red apples and fresh baked bread complemented by orange zest and spiced plums. It’s a wine with powerful structure, great acid, and a creamy mid-palate. The toast and red apple notes carry through onto the palate, with hints of black cherry and toasted almonds leading into a long and creamy finish.
Each year we honor our founding winemaker, Guy Devaux with a special blend to highlight the vintage. We have only one rule: the base 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. In 2014, for the first time in 10 years, we started harvest in July. That early harvest, brought on by warm days and a dry winter, allowed the grapes to develop gorgeous, ripe fruit flavors while still maintaining beautiful, bright acidity. It was a year of exceptional quality, reflected in this DVX blend. Only seven small lots were chosen to blend the 2014 DVX. Ten percent of the blend was fermented in older barrels, contributing beautiful spice accents and rich mouthfeel to the wine.
This a big wine that can stand up to richer dishes. Try creamy cheeses, mushroom risotto, or the comfort of roasted chicken and root vegetables.
Facts & Figures
Blend – 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay Residual Sugar (Dosage) – 8.6 g/L (0.86%) Style – Brut Alcohol – 12.5% TA – 7.0 g/L pH – 3.15 Time en Tirage – 70 months Aging Potential – 10-15 years