Paul Dethune Ambonnay Grand Cru Brut Champagne NV
“Alexa, buy me a 6-pack of Grand Cru Champagne at the best price on Earth.”
Ha! We’re not there yet, but we’re making it as easy as possible in the meantime...We find a lot of fine grower bubbly here at Last Bottle, but THIS...this fantastic Paul Déthune is our standard-bearer, our all-time fave --- just outrageously good “grower” Champagne (GRAND CRU!!) at a price that puts PLENTY of big names in the $100 category to shame. SHAME we say!! Your humble scribe is getting his case, oh yeah!
Get ready to be seriously impressed. Whether you like your bubbly on the lean/mean side or the richer/toastier side, we have never met anyone who didn’t simply LOVE this wine. A true “grower” Champagne, Déthune owns a small portion of the Grand Cru vineyard in Ambonnay, where they have made wine since the 17th century (such a mind-blow, right??).
This no-brainer-at-this-price Brut walks the fine line between styles with laser-like precision. Beautiful mineral and crisp white fruit, warm, toasty croissants baking in your oven, fine bubbles (or “mousse” if you will), lemon creme, a touch of ginger spice….GADS we love it!!! You will too, we promise ---- the balance and sense of harmony just rings so true in this Champers!! The family does not a make a lot of this wine --- PLEASE get some --- and get more than you think you will want, because once you drink it…..
Technical DetailsCountry: France
Blend: 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, including 30 to 50% reserve wine
Vineyard: Ambonnay Grand Cru
Winemaker: Pierre Dethune
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