Dehours 'Brisefer Perpetual Reserve' Extra Brut Champane

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Marne, France

After short studies in Avize (in Champagne) and Beaune (in Burgundy), Jérome Dehours joined the family estate and worked a few years with business partners. The domaine was founded in 1930 by Jérome’s grandfather, Ludovic, in Cerseuil, a very small village nestled on the south bank of the Marne River, home to cooler weather compared to a warmer climate in the Montagne de Reims. Jérome’s father Robert continued the legacy but sadly passed away when Jérome was only young, too young, in fact, to take over the family business. It was, unfortunately, a financial group who took control of the vineyards with no passion for quality or intent to improve the domaine.

In 1996, with the help of his brother-in-law Jean-Marc Laisne, Jérome bought the Domaine back and took full control, thereby changing the domaine’s destiny. With such passion and determination in an origin story, it is sure to be special and certainly not conventional. This perfectly sums up Jérome: there is nothing conventional at Champagne Dehours. Pinot Meunier is the king of the Domaine: larger houses have always considered it a lesser varietal that produced champagnes with added flavours of nuttiness, richness and texture to their selection. Jérome harnesses these characteristics and deftly balances each to create what is one of the most unique champagnes on the market.

Brisefer is Chardonnay vines from the bottom of a gentle slope (1:20), planted between 1966 and 1992. An east orientation with clay soil which has leeched out most of its limestone.

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