For 4 generations the Delavenne family has been producing distinctive Champagne cuvées from their 9 hectare estate of Grand Cru vineyards in the villages of Bouzy, Cramant and Ambonnay. Low sulphur, no fining, no herbicides or chemical fertilisers and all hand harvested grapes ensure every effort is made to retain the pure expression of the terroir. All fermentations take place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks as it is felt that barrels would detract from the transparency of the terroir. None of the wines are put through malolactic fermentation, maintaining an exceptionally bright, fresh and clean, knife-edge acidity. All cuvées are aged a minimum of three years in bottle.
The Brut Tradition is the embodiment of the Delavenne house tradition. Two consecutive years blended from vineyards in Bouzy and Ambonnay, the 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay undergo spontaneous fermentation in stainless Steel tanks with no malolactic fermentation and no fining. The dual-vintage, single-village Brut Nature is created without added sugar and is the purest expression of the Bouzy Grand Cru terroir. The mouth-filling Brut Rosé is blended from Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Bouzy Rouge (AOP Coteaux Champenois).