Day Four

Bouzy, a Grand Cru village in the Grande Montagne de Reims, is renowned for its ripe full-bodied pinot noir, historically as a still wine.  The vineyards are mostly south facing and in belemnite chalk.

Delavenne Père & Fils, Bouzy

Founded in 1920 by Marcel Delavenne, this house is now under the care of fourth generation Jean-Christophe and his wife Maelle. The juice from each grape variety is vinified separately in stainless steel tanks with no malolactic fermentation allowed and no fining (Vegan Friendly).  The vineyards are worked with integrated agriculture, maintaining the soil, allowing biodiversity, with no pesticides and a progression towards organic farming.  We Toured and tasted with Jean-Christophe and Susan.

Cuvées Tasted:

  • Brut Nature Grand Cru
  • Brut Réserve Grand Cru
  • Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru
  • Brut Tradition Grand Cru
  • Brut Millésime 2006 Grand Cru
  • Brut Rosé Grand Cru
  • Demi-Sec Grand Cru
  • Cuvée Amour Louise Grand Cru
  • Aura de Marius Grand Cru

Visit What’s Open to learn more about these cuvées.

This is a house that we know well and have enjoyed visiting and tasting their cuvées. We currently offer the following cuvées: Brut Réserve Grand Cru, Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru and Brut Rosé Grand Cru. We will be adding Brut Tradition Grand cru and Amour de Louise Grand Cru to our offerings summer 2019!

Thank you for taking our winter tour! Stay tuned for our annual tour in June! We will have more exciting houses to share!