Organic. Orange peel, spice, rose petals, sweet red cherry fruit.
Grape: 80% Pinot Meunier 20% Chardonnay
About the winemaker
Dehours & Fils
Domaine Dehours was founded by Jérôme's grandfather, Ludovic, in 1930 and was among the first independent growers. Jérôme’s father Robert continued the legacy but sadly passed away when Jérôme was too young to take over the family business. Unfortunately, a financial group with no passion for quality took control of the vineyards, but, in 1996, with the help of his brother-in-law, Jérôme bought the Domaine back. Inspired by the legendary Anselme Selosse, the godfather of Champagne’s organic, low-intervention movement, he immediately converted to organics. And, like Selosse, Jérôme is dedicated to maximizing the characteristics of each individual vineyard, unusual in a region known for blending. So, while he makes 6,500 cases per year (tiny to begin with), this is split into 12 different cuvées. Crazy, from a business point of view, but lucky for us drinkers, as it allows him to focus on (and us to experience) the unique terroir of each.