de Venoge

De Venoge Louis XV, 2014

R4,495

A king of Champagne in its rich, powerful and elegant expression with a sumptuous finish

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Additional information

Additional information

Critics Top Rating

96 points

Curated Selection

NEW, Top Rated

Grape Variety

Champagne Blend

Producer

de Venoge

Product Type

Champagne

Vintage

2014

Wine Occasion

Indulgence, Icon & Invest

Wine Region

Champagne

Story

Story

The history of the Maison De Venoge begins in 1837 when Henri-Marc De Venoge founded the Maison De Champagne De Venoge in the French municipality of Mareuil-sur-Ay. A man of innate entrepreneurial skills, De Venoge is the creator of the first ever illustrated label in the history of Champagne, in 1838. And again: when the maison chooses the blue ribbon of the Knights of the Order of the Holy Spirit as its emblem one of the most iconic labels of all time, the Cordon Bleu. La Maison de Venoge has been a worldwide ambassador for Champagne for over 180 years with refined products of absolute excellence.

Alongside the Champagne, the symbol of the Maison, the Princes cuvées designed in 1858 in honor of the Dutch royal house stand out for the elegant bottle that recalls the decanters used by the European aristocracy to serve Champagne in the early 20th century century. At the top of the range, the Louis XV cuvée is produced exclusively from grapes from the best Grand Cru villages and only in the best vintages.

The House is located on prestigious Avenue de Champagne, at number 33, facing the magnificent wrought iron gate of the former Hôtel Gallice, restored in 2015 by Maison de Venoge.

Specifications

Specifications

Blend: 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay

Dosage: 7g RS/l

The Louis XV 2012 is made without Malolactic fermentation.

ON THE 25TH MAY 1728, LOUIS XV OF FRANCE ISSUED A DECREE ALLOWING ONLY WINES OF CHAMPAGNE
TO BE BOTH SHIPPED AND MARKETED IN BOTTLES. IT MARKED THE BIRTH OF CHAMPAGNE AS WE KNOW
IT TODAY. THE HOUSE DECIDED TO HONOUR HIM WITH THE PRESTIGE CUVÉES, LOUIS XV. ONLY MADE FROM GRANDS CRUS AND IN THE BEST VINTAGES, THEY REPRESENT THE QUINTESSENCE OF THE HOUSE’S KNOW-HOW.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Rich and complex honeyed aromas. Notes of fresh citrus and white flowers. The palate is complex and chalky.
Powerful with a great tension and a magnificent length in the mouth.

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

James Suckling – 96 points

This is a rich and flavorful Grand Cru Champagne with notes of lemon curd, apricots, hazelnuts, pie crust and salted
caramel. Medium to full body with silky bubbles. Lovely chardonnay hazelnut character. Long and powerful. No malo.


 

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