Tasting Champagne William Deutz

Both Blanc and Rose.

 


The Montreal Passion Vin is an annual, weekend long, grand tasting event featuring a selection of the world’s finest wines, and winemakers.

I was fortunate to be invited to attend the event this year and enjoy line-ups from producers ranging from Bordeaux’s Cheval Blanc, to Tuscany’s Castello di Ama, and Champagne’s Maison Deutz.

The format of each tasting, a short lecture, followed by a seated tasting, is a great opportunity for one to experience the range of wines, while absorbing the comments of some of the great personalities in the world of wine. I took advantage of my access to these people and filmed brief interviews with them to share with you on Snooth.

What to expect: Champagne

Champagne is usually, but not always, a blended wine that generally includes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and occasionally Pinot Meunier. In the blend each component contributes certain characteristics: Chardonnay adds finesse and a bright elegance, Pinot Noir adds richness and depth of fruit while small additions of Pinot Muenier add earthy complexities.
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Champagne Deutz Brut Classic
While the Cuvee William Deutz is a great Champagne it is priced accordingly. If you’re looking for value, and honestly who isn’t, don’t hesitate to try a bottle of the Brut Classic. It’s got the Deutz style all over it with its gentle notes of toasted nuts and honey melded to nuanced dried citrus fruits.

Champagne Deutz Cuvee William Deutz
I have been a fan of Champagne Deutz for many years. Not only do I love their style of Champagne, but also their pricing, which has always been very fair. It’s a style that is never tiring to drink and remains wonderfully refreshing throughout the course of a meal, or an entire evening.

The Montreal Passion Vin is an annual, weekend long, Grand tasting event featuring a selection of the world’s finest wines, and winemakers. I was fortunate to be invited to attend the event this year and enjoy line-ups from producers that ranged from Bordeaux’s Cheval Blanc to Tuscany’s Castello di Ama and Champagne’s Maison Deutz.

The format of each tasting, a short lecture, followed by a seated tasting, is a great format that allows one to experience the range of wines while absorbing the comments of some of the great personalities in the world of wine. I took advantage of my access to these people and filmed brief interviews to share with you on Snooth.

I have been a fan of Champagne Deutz for many years. Not only do I love their style of Champagne, but also their pricing, which has always been very fair. It’s a style that is never tiring to drink and remains wonderfully refreshing throughout the course of a meal, or an entire evening.

While the Cuvee William Deutz is a great Champagne it is priced accordingly. If you’re looking for value, and honestly who isn’t, don’t hesitate to try a bottle of the Brut Classic. It’s got the Deutz style all over it with its gentle notes of toasted nuts and honey melded to nuanced dried citrus fruits.

With 42 hectares (a little over 100 acres) of family owned Premier and Grand Cru vineyards in Champagne it’s a bit surprising that the Maison William Deutz isn’t better known in US markets. With the backing of Champagne Louis Roederer, who acquired a majority position in Deutz in 1993, the Maison has moved from strength to strength over the past 2 decades.

During that time Fabrice Rosset moved through the ranks of Roederer to finally become the President of Champagne Deutz. I was fortunate to be able to grab a few minutes of Fabric’s time after the Deutz tasting during last month’s Montreal Passion Vin. His comments on the state of wine and Champagne are worth a listen.


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  • Snooth User: Daniel Petroski
    Hand of Snooth
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    Great story and perfect timing.... We're having a "White Christmas" Holiday lunch on Thursday the 17th at the winery. First wine uncorked will be the 1996 Cuvee William out of magnum. I'll report back with my tasting notes....

    Dec 16, 2009 at 11:23 AM


  • Snooth User: STEED
    235077 7

    It's actually spelt Pinot MEUNIER

    Dec 16, 2009 at 2:46 PM


  • And Steed, spelt is correctly spelled spelled. Good catch though.

    Dec 17, 2009 at 10:01 PM


  • Snooth User: STEED
    235077 7

    Hi. Sorry, but I'm British (Welsh, specifically) and the OXFORD ENGLISH dictionary for-obviously THE 'QUEENS' English- allows for either spelling !
    Moreover, Microsoft Corp. (PC's) allows both too and also for the 'US English' in it's dictionary! Thought I'd clarify.
    Tomato/Tomatoe!!
    Cheers for the comment.
    Steed.

    Dec 19, 2009 at 7:36 AM


  • Taking you at your word, I stand corrected. I'd never doubt a Welshman. Merry, or as you would say, Happy Christmas. Seasons Greetings.
    Greystone22

    Dec 19, 2009 at 8:43 AM


  • Snooth User: STEED
    235077 7

    Thanks and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you-Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddan Newydd dda i chi!!

    Dec 20, 2009 at 5:49 PM


  • Amour de Deutz is a 3 Grand Crus chardonnay's blending worth trying.

    Dec 22, 2011 at 8:39 AM


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