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Brut Tradition De Sousa   - Lot of 1 Bottle
Brut Tradition De Sousa   - Lot of 1 Bottle Brut Tradition De Sousa   - Lot of 1 Bottle

Brut Tradition De Sousa

A brut champagne which is amazing on the nose due to its delicate floral and citrus aromas. Despite its low dosage, it gives a delicious impression of warm honey on the palette. A superb gastro wine!

  • €32

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Lot Description: Brut Tradition De Sousa

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 12 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Champagne
  • Appellation/Wine: Champagne
  • Classification: Grand Cru
  • Climat/Cuvée: Brut Tradition
  • Producer/Owner: De Sousa
  • Color: Sparkling
  • Grape variety: 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot noir, 10% Pinot meunier
  • Service temperature (in °C): 9

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Biodynamics
  • Size (in ha): 9.5
  • Intensity : Low dosage
  • Dominant aroma : White fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • A blend of several different vintages, De Sousa's Brut Tradition champagne comes from all of the maison's own vineyards, harvested at full maturity. The grapes then undergo thermoregulated fermentation at 18°C. Each grape type plays a key role: Chardonnay brings freshness, Pinot Noir offers roundness and Pinot Meunier lends vinosity. The wine's visual aspect is bright and clear, with light green hues. The foam is abundant yet fine. The nose is very expressive, exhaling floral and citrus aromas. In the mouth, the wine offers a surprisingly sweet, warm impression of honey despite its freshness and liveliness. Astonishing!

    It was the First World War which oddly enough was at the origin of the creation of De Sousa champagnes. Indeed, Manuel De Sousa, originally from the Porto area, was part of the Portuguese expeditionary force called to reinforce the allies. Returning to his country, faced with a difficult economic situation, Manuel De Sousa decided to leave with his wife for the Champagne region where he had made contacts during the war. He settled there and worked hard at the service of the region’s wine growers. However, struck by a tumour, he died at 29, leaving a wife and four children. A little later, the eldest son, Antoine, met Zoémie Bondeville, the daughter of a family of prosperous Champagne wine growers with whom he would soon marry. This was the start of success for the De Sousa family. Today, it is Erik, the third generation established in France who runs the domain with his wife Michelle. Today the domain covers 11 hectares of the most beautiful terroirs of the Côte des Blancs, of which the vast majority are in grand cru with 75% of the vines over 45 years old, which is rather rare in Champagne. In addition, Erik De Sousa has gradually made the entire domain organic and then biodynamic since 1999. His wines have gained further finesse, elegance and expression of their different exceptional terroirs. An absolute must-see for lovers of biodynamic champagne, powerful, tense and offering assertive minerality.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Rating
14/20RVF
  • Service temperature
  • Peak -