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Diebolt Vallois

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The champagne house Diebolt-Vallois is located in Cramant, a village in the "Côte des Blancs," whose chalky soil is the perfect home for chardonnay vines. It is certainly one of the finest terroirs in the Champagne region and is the realm of "blanc de blancs" champagnes (champagnes made from white grapes - chardonnay). Diebolt-Vallois champagnes are the result of family endeavour: 

Jacques Diebolt and Nadia Vallois are helped by their two children, Arnaud and Isabelle, who take an ever increasingly active part in the running of the estate. The Diebolt family has lived in Cramant since the end of the 19th century, and the Vallois family has been cultivating vines in Cuis since the 15th Century. Although Jacques Diebolt started working with his grandfather, it was not until 1978 that the estate underwent a real shift with the extension of the estate and the construction first of all of cellars, and then a winery. 

Diebolt Vallois producers several wines, but Fleur de Passion is the jewel in their range. It is only made in the best years and made exclusively in barrel, following the major vinification principles first laid down by Jacques Diebolt and his grandfarther in 1953. Fleur de Passion is a precious and delicate champagne, with complexity, intensity of fruit and mineral notes, with a long finish. 


2006 Fleur de Passion

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Magnums available now

  • Color Sparkling
  • Case Size 6
  • Bottle Size 1.5 L

Diebolt Vallois Blanc de Blancs

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Just released

"(disgorged May 5, 2013): Pale yellow. Intense, mineral-tinged citrus and orchard fruit scents show very good clarity and a suave, building floral quality. Racy and precise, with vibrant orange, green apple and honeysuckle flavors complemented by anise and bitter quinine nuances. Closes dry and tight, with very good clarity and mineral-driven persistence."

  • Color White
  • Vintage NV
  • Reviewer Name Josh Raynolds
  • Reviewer Score 91
  • Case Size 6
  • Bottle Size 750 ml

Diebolt Vallois Brut Rosé

$62.95

Just released

"(63% pinot noir, 27% chardonnay and 10% pinot meunier; LR 11): Limpid orange. A highly fragrant bouquet evokes tangerine, raspberry, yellow rose and chalky minerals. At once deep and lively, with powerful citrus fruit and red berry flavors given spine and lift by zesty minerality. This vibrant, palate-coating rose would cut through rich, creamy dishes but also drinks very nicely on its own."

  • Color Sparkling Rosé
  • Reviewer Name Josh Reynolds
  • Reviewer Score 92
  • Case Size 6
  • Bottle Size 750 ml

Diebolt Vallois Prestige

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Private order

"(Made from fruit grown in Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger and Chouilly; Lot DEG-18-12-12): Light green- gold color. Intensely perfumed aromas of lemongrass, lime zest, quince, smoky minerals and toasty lees. Fleshy orchard fruit flavors are deepened by peach pit and floral tones and braced by a tangy citrus fruit nuance. Fills out on the finish, picking up a note of bitter pear skin and showing excellent mineral-driven persistence and lingering floral character."

  • Color White
  • Reviewer Name Josh Reynolds
  • Reviewer Score 92
  • Case Size 6
  • Bottle Size 750 ml