Paul Déthune "Princesse des Thunes" Grand Cru Brut Champagne MV
Pinot Noir-Chardonnay｜Ambonnay, Champagne
Champagne Saturday! We're proud to offer yet another under-the-radar, boutique grower Champagne. The wines of Paul Déthune have been top of our list for years – their limited bottlings such as this "Princess des Thunes" are usually only found in restaurants and wine bars; savvy sommeliers quickly grab all they can upon release.
Our insider access has given us a great allocation of this pure, elegant, and sublimely rich cuvée.
The house of Paul Déthune is located in the regal hamlet of Ambonnay, one of only 17 villages rated as "Grand Cru" in Champagne. Led today by Pierre and Sophie Déthune, they're known for their Pinot-dominant, powerful yet delicate wines.
This is their "Cuvée Prestige" bottling, a full-bodied, bold blend of 50-50 Pinot Noir & Chardonnay, with ethereal, captivating finesse and beauty. Completely natural and organic, including integrated pest management, solar power, and no chemicals in the vineyard. The Pinot Noir shows strongly here, both in the glass and on the nose, redolent of summer berries, musky perfume, sandalwood, rose petals, and lilacs. The judicious use of oak is evident as well, with ginger, nutmeg, and a deep woodsy note, all backed up by the full, round forest fruits and a beautifully dry, clean finish. Stunning.