Champagne Veuve Doussot Tradition Brut NV
Champagne Veuve Doussot Tradition Brut is a lively gold in colour with an elegant, floral and citrus nose, a full-flavoured yet fresh and vibrant palate and a clean, crisp finish that delights.
- Country: France
- Region: Champagne
- Vintage: NV
- Colour: White
- Grape Variety: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
- ABV: 12.5%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Natural cork
- Style: Honest and agreeably priced
- Vegetarian: Yes (not certified)
- Vegan: Yes (not certified)
- Drink With: Smoked duck breast
The Joly family have been vine growers for generations in the Aube region of Champagne and their know-how has been put to great use here. This non-vintage cuvée is a blend of 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay, with 40% of reserve wines used. The dosage is around 7 grams per litre, making it a true Brut Champagne.
From Allen Meadows' Burghound:
Intense citrus character of the clean and moderately dry finish. 90 Points
From Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages:
Fresh, honest, Aube Pinot fruit on the nose that accounts for 85% of the blend (with 15% Chardonnay). Clean and brisk. Admirably crisp. 16/20
From Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
Lively gold in colour with an elegant, floral and citrus nose, a full-flavoured yet fresh and vibrant palate and a clean, crisp finish that delights. 90 Points
About the grower
The Joly family has been growing vines in the heart of the Champagne region for over a century. In the early 1970s, Georges Joly and his sons created the Veuve Doussot brand, named in honour of his grandmother. Stephan and Sylvie Joly are very proud to continue this family winemaking history and to pursue the tradition of high quality set by their grandfather, father and uncles.
The Joly family favours a reasoned and sustainable approach to viticulture, not totally organic but respecting the balance and traditions of the vineyard and keeping vine treatments to an absolute minimum. At Veuve Doussot, they strive to maintain their heritage with the highest quality wines that they can produce.
Cultivating, picking, vinifying, blending: each step is done with the same passion, making each cuvée truly special. Every glass of Veuve Doussot Champagne generously rewards the patience and dedication needed to create a wines of such excellence.