Veuve Devienne

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Winegrowing in France is most often a family operation in vineyards and winery, frequently continuing for several generations. Veuve Devienne (“the Widow Devienne”) gave her family name to a traditional sparkling wine – a classic Rosé cuvee – after many years of growing white grapes for the production of premium table wines. When requests were received for rose?, she answered with a fine, dark pink cuvee. Although much of the family history has been lost over time, the sparkling wine has remained true to its origins: a rigorous selection of grapes; slow secondary fermentation (while those delightful bubbles are created); and bottling in a traditional style.

 

ROSE SEC

 Light pink with fine bubbles.  Aromatic on the nose with hints of strawberry and citrus. Refreshing and clean on the palate with vibrant entry and soft finish; fruit-driven hints of berries and lemon.  The wine is a blend of Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Pineau d’Aunis.

BRUT

Light yellow, pale gold with very fine bubbles, fresh on the nose, with floral notes.  Rich and full on the palate – an extended finish of fruity notes, showing a clean minerality and citrus.  The wine is a blend of Chenin, Arbois, Chardonnay and Ugni Blanc.