A very carefully selected wine tasted by us that either punches above its weight or is particularly worthy of recommendation.
It has a super mouth-filling mousse – although I'd describe it more as a foam than a mousse.
The ancestral 'Col fondo' method does cost more to produce, as you'd expect, but at this price, I would back-up the truck.
WARNING - open with great care. Safety first, safety second! Please open with a tea towel secured over the crown cap.....good things come to those who wait!
Made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
From a perfect site for sparkling wines in the South Downs, protected by Ditchling Beacon directly to the South, the vineyard gets lots of warmth for ripening, and a good flow of air keeping the rot and frost away. In short, this could emerge in time as one of the very best sites in the South Downs for sparkling wine. Plus it's made by one of the Masters of English sparkling wine, Dermot Sugrue.
‘Great discovery…exquisite…warm brioche…lovely richness’
"A sip is a proper sliver of luxury" - Victoria Moore (The Telegraph)
95 points, 5 Stars ***** - Decanter's only 'Outstanding Champagne' in January issue 2014. OUTSTANDING “Deutz (2006) heads the pack for its gentle, fresh, aromatic character.”
"A very fine elegant expression of 2006… The balance of ripeness and sustaining acidity is spot-on.” - Michael Edwards