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    De Sousa Cuvée des Caudalies 2006 2006 Bottle 75cl Nu
      De Sousa Cuvée des Caudalies 2006 2006 Bottle 75cl Nu

      De Sousa

      Cuvée des Caudalies 2006|Bottle 75cl

      Permanently out of stock

      Cuvée des Caudalies Grand Cru Millésimé 2006 from the house of De Sousa is a truly exceptional champagne made from vines of more than 50 years of age.

       

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      Description

      Cuvée des Caudalies Grand Cru Millésimé 2006 from the house of De Sousa is a truly exceptional champagne made from vines of more than 50 years of age.

      These have what are known as pivot roots, which take over 10 years plunge to 25 to 30 meters into the earth to extract the mineral salts and trace elements from the chalky sub strata.

      When the roots go deep, the influence of the terroir is greater than that of the grape variety. The deeper the roots go the further they are from added fertilizers and the more nutrients they extract, thus producing higher quality grapes. This cuvee is made exclusively from Chardonnay and matured in oak barrels of which 10% are new, which adds a touch of vanilla to the aromas.

      It is said that a wine whose aromas persist in the mouth has ‘good length’.

      This persistence is measured in ‘caudalies’. One caudalie is equal to approximately one second.

      De Sousa have been established in the heart of the prestigious Grand Cru terroirs of the Côte des Blancs for three generations. Their policy is to maintain their old vines and to use organic fertilizers.

      Characteristics

      Terroirs

      • Grape varieties

        Chardonnay (100%)

      • Terroirs

        Côte des blancsAvize

      • scale of crus

        Grand cru

      Winemaking

      • Couleur:

      • Vintage:

        2006

      • Oak aged

        Oak aged

      • Malolactic Fermentation :

        Undergone

      • Dosage:

        Extra brut (between 0 and 6 gr/l)

      Tasting

      • Aromas

        FruityWoodedSpicyFresh

      • Pairings

        Serve as an aperitif or at the beginning of a meal

      • Serving température

        9°C

      • Tasting window

        Tasting window20132018
        (Best)
        2032

      Starred tables

      Champagnes from this producer are available in the following restaurants:
      L’Assiette Champenoise (Reims) Paul Bocuse (Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or) Troisgros (Ouches) Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse (Monaco) Les Crayères (Reims) and 6 other starred restaurants More

      Opinion of thewine guides

      4.4 / 5(3 comments)
      18 / 20
      Bettane & Desseauve
      16.5 / 20
      Revue du Vin de France
      86 / 100
      Richard Juhlin

      Format: bottle
      Terroirs: cote des blancsAvize
      Scale: Grand Cru
      Category of champagne: champagne extra brut
      Type de champagne: Blanc de Blancs
      Malolactic fermentation: Undergone
      Vintage: Vintage 2006
      Cépage: Chardonnay