2018, La Croix Joly
France · Champagne · Vallée de la Marne
Dehours et Fils is located in Mareuil-le-Port Vallée de la Marne (center of Champagne). The family grow their own vines and have for 4 generations. The main grape of the domain is Pinot Meunier and represent 59% of the 42 different plots of vines they own (on 35 hectares). The vines are located on both side of the Marne river, giving an amazing diversity of soil. The family furthermore keeps a reserve of Pinot Meunier since 1998 which they use to balance Cuvées as Grande Réserve and Les Vignes de la Vallée.
A great appreciation to Jêrome (the owner) and his team that makes all magic happen both in the vineyard and the cellar. Some of the wines are aged for more than 8 years in the bottle before being disgorged. A truly amazing job, an artisanal work expressing the terroir and the diversity resulting in 14 different wines each with their own personality.