Cuvée Prestige

DIEBOLT-VALLOIS

Cuvée Prestige

Product code
806928
Format
3 x 1500ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Champagne
Subregion
Côte des Blancs
Appellation
Champagne
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay 100 %
Color
White
Sugar
Brut
Closure type
Cork
Aging vessel type
Oak Casks
Length of aging
3 years
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

The Diebolt and Vallois families have a distinguished history in the Côte des Blancs. The Vallois family has been growing vines in Cuis since the 15th century; the grandfather of current proprietor Jacques Diebolt began making estate bottled champagne at the beginning of the 20th century. Champagne Diebolt-Vallois was created in 1960, when Jacques married Nadia Vallois and incorporated some of the vineyard holdings that belonged to the Vallois family into the Diebolt estate. The vineyard...

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Notes about product

Cramant, Chouilly and Le Mesnil s/Oger - 3 villages classed 100% Grand Cru. The soil consists of a thin layer of earth over a chalk base. In general the exposure is towards the East-South-East.

Winemaking notes

Fermentation in thermostatically controlled vats. This is a blend of three years' wines aged in oak casks. These reserve wines bring richness, complexity and roundness.

Press reviews

Gismondi on Wine

- 91 points -

November 2019

The Diebolt and Vallois families have serious history in the Côte des Blancs. The Vallois family has been growing vines in Cuis since the 15th century; the grandfather of current proprietor Jacques Diebolt began making estate bottled champagne at the beginning of the 20th century. Champagne Diebolt-Vallois was created in 1960, when Jacques married Nadia Vallois and merged the estate. This Blanc de Blancs blends Cramant, Chouilly, and Le Mesnil sur Oger, all fermented in stainless, then moved to large oak foudres until final cepage is determined. The reserve wines were also kept in large oak foudres. The wine spent three years on lees prior to disgorgement with 9 g/l. Ample patisserie, nougat, green apple, lemon are held in by a brace of citrus acidity that circles the growing expansive middle, finishing with a riffing citrus pith that lingers long and filagreed. This has a fine touch that reels the density in deftly, allowing for a highly drinkable rich champagne.

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Wine Spectator

- 90 points -

December 2018

Pretty floral and spice notes are delicately woven with flavors of ripe green apple, slivered almond, fleur de sel and biscuit, while citrusy acidity and a minerally note drive the finish...

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