100% Chardonnay, Blanc de Blancs
Sourced from 7-8 different sites, all cultivated with old slopeside vines (facing ESE). Especially from the Grand Cru site of Les Buzons (Cramant). Other parcels include: Pimonts, Goutte d’Or, Rouillées, Fourches and Gros Monts.
The vines average between 40-60 years of age, although in some cases they are believed to be even older.
Terroir: Thin soil layer over chalk parent rock.
Vinification: Primary fermentation takes place in small, old Burgundy Barriques. The wine sees no malolactic fermentation, filtration or fining. Anything that could potentially stress the wine is avoided; this preserves and develops the maximal expression of terroir. Following primary fermentation, the wine is matured for one year in barrique.
Fleur de Passion is a serious and traditional champagne inspired through the hard work of Jacques Diebolt (see Winemaker Profile). A rare jewel needing considerable time in the bottle in order to develop its full and stunning potential.
Tasting FEB20: Very charming release, slightly lighter, not as much body as e.g. 2008, currently of course still too young, ultra-beautiful, nutty finish, extremely long, acidity well integrated.
Vinum magazine: Dec. 2011: 19 /20 (2002)
Gerhard Eichelmann: ***** (2004) - ***** (2005)
Decanter: ***** (vintage 2002)
GaultMillau Wine Guide: 18½ (2005) - 19 (2004) - 19 /20 (2002)
Richard Juhlin - 8,000 Champagnes: 96 pts (2008) - 93 pts (2005) - 93 pts (2004) - 95 pts (2002) - 92 pts (2000) - 94 pts (1999) - 95 pts (1998)- 95 pts (1996)
Wine Spectator: 93 pts (2005)
Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar: 93 pts (1998) - 92 pts (1999) - 93 pts (2005)
Sommeliers International: Wonderful moment of happiness (2006)
Guide Revue du Vin de France: 18½ (2002) - 16 (2006) - 16½ /20 (2007) - 18 (2008)
Alcohol content: 12%
Net volume: 750 ml
Producer's Address: Champagne Diebolt-Vallois, 84 Rue Neuve, 51530 Cramant, France
Allergy Information: Contains sulfites. May contain traces of egg protein and milk
|Rebsorten:||Blanc de Blancs|
|Dosage:||Brut 4-6g, Brut 6-10g|
|Region:||Côte des Blancs|
|Charakter:||Fein & Elegant|