Champagne 'Brut Tradition', Diebolt-Vallois
'This cuvée is a classic blend of Chardonnay from Diebolt's Premier Cru holdings in Cuis along with Pinots Meunier and Noir from his holdings northeast of Épernay. The wine shows mid-palate fleshiness from the black fruit, yet retains the elegant style of Diebolt's signature Blanc de Blancs.
One of the most iconic and highly respected growers in the Côte des Blancs, Jacques Diebolt has been making champagne since the late 1950's. The estate in its present form dates from 1960, when Jacques Diebolt married Nadia Vallois, bringing a portion of the Vallois family’s holdings into the Diebolt estate.
One reason for the extraordinary character and quality of Diebolt’s wines is undoubtedly the magnificent collection of vineyards located in some of the most favored sectors of Cramant, as well as additional holdings in Chouilly, Cuis and Epernay. These vineyards include some very old vines which Diebolt uses for his top cuvées.'
- Andrew Guard