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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Champagne Deutz tasting Nov 5/13
The Date and Time: Tuesday, November 5, 201310AM to
The Event: Champagne Deutz tasting with Export Director Philippe Rivet and the team from his Ontario agency, Tandem Selections.
The Venue: Independent Wine Education Guild Toronto offices
The Target Audience: wine media
The Availability/Catalogue: mostly from the agent.
The Quote/Background: M. Rivet spoke to his company before we tasted the wines they use first pressings only, 80% of their total acreage is Grand or Premier Cru (mostly around Ay), and they use the same distinctive unique bottle shape for all labels. There was a visual tour of the facilities and vineyards, as well as graphs and charts.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Deutz Brut Rose NV, $79.95 - strawbs
-Deutz Brut 2006, $94.95
-Deutz Blanc de Blancs 2007, $109.95
-Deutz Cuvee William Deutz 2000, $199.95 my personal fave of the tasting (1998 is in BC), nicely decomposing.
-Deutz Amous de Deutz 2005, $229.95 chardonnay, slightly off-dry
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):