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Thevenet-Delouvin Insolite Chardonnay Non vintage Bottle 75cl Nu

Characteristics

Terroirs

  • Grape varieties

    Chardonnay (100%)

  • Terroirs

    Vallée de la MarnePassy-GrignyCerseuil

Winemaking

  • Couleur:

  • Non vintage

  • Oak aged

    Oak aged

  • Malolactic Fermentation :

    Partially undergone

  • Dosage:

    Extra brut (between 0 and 6 gr/l)

Tasting

  • Aromas

    FloralFruity

  • Pairings

    Serve as an aperitif or at the beginning of a meal

  • Serving température

    9°C

  • Tasting window

    Tasting window20182022
    (Best)
    2029

Description

Insolite from Thevenet-Delouvin is a Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay) of which only 400 bottles are made. It’s an experimental cuvee made by Xavier Thevenet in search of new aromatic experiences, and the result is rather pleasing.

Created in 2003, with a very low dosage (3,8 g/l), and fermented exclusively in barrel (both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation), it is a totally natural, totally authentic champagne.


Presentation of Isabelle et Xavier Thevenet

Insolite is made from Chardonnays mainly from the right bank of the Vallée de la Marne, with only the best grapes, the « tête de cuvée » being used.
You could say it’s really a vintage champagne since all the grapes come from the 2003 harvest, an exceptionally sunny year.
Entirely fermented in oak barrels, the wine has not been filtered or cold stabilized.
It’s an unconventional cuvee which is astonishingly pure, with great elegance and length and which also has surprising smoky notes. If you wanted to guess which terroir it came from you’d have a hard time! And it’s a cuvee which is produced in tiny quantities.

Tasting

By Patrick Borras

Robe

Insolite Chardonnay from Thevenet-Delouvin has a light yellow robe with a yellowy green sheen and fine but numerous bubbles.

Nose

The nose is extremely agreeable with its floral and lightly honeyed notes.

Palate

In the mouth it reveals a fresh delicacy reinforced by a very active effervescence, and vivacious citrus notes.

Service

Served at 9°C, Thevenet-Delouvin Insolite Chardonnay makes a perfect aperitif with its balanced poise. With its incomparable style it is well named, as « Insolite » means unusual in French. The Cuvee Insolite Chardonnay by Thevenet-Delouvin is one of our favorites.

Opinion of thewine guides

3.9 / 5(3 comments)
14.5 / 20
Bettane & Desseauve
15.5 / 20
Gault & Millau
3 stars
Hachette

Customer reviews

4.4/5 (13 Customer reviews)
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Reviewsof this cuvee

  1. UMBERTO D.February 18, 2019

    Insolite Chardonnay - nu - bottle 75cl

  2. Marc K.February 13, 2019

    Insolite Chardonnay - nu - bottle 75cl

  3. Mika P.February 1, 2019

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  4. Bruno c.August 13, 2018

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  5. Christian M.May 5, 2018

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  6. Adrien R.April 11, 2018

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  7. Sophie D.March 19, 2018

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  8. Gregoire P.March 16, 2018

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  9. Mick P.January 6, 2018

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  10. Jean marc m.December 10, 2015

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  11. François H.July 31, 2014

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  12. Bogdan N.June 24, 2014

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  13. Niels c.April 9, 2014

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Format: bottle
Category of champagne: champagne extra brut
Type de champagne: Blanc de Blancs
Malolactic fermentation: Partially undergone
Cépage: Chardonnay