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De Sousa Champagne

The champagnes of Erick De Sousa and his children are dense and concentrated. They convince with their minerality and persistence. The top cuvées are powerful, complex and precise. Above all, the Cuvée des Caudalies Millésimé. In the 2005, 2008 and 2010 vintages, this wine is among the best that Champagne has to offer.

The De Sousa house, with its almost 10 hectares, is located in Avize on the Côte des Blancs. The countless small vineyard parcels (over 40 in total) are also spread across the municipalities of Cramant, Oger and Mesnil-sur-Oger. Pretty much the most sought-after places in Champagne. This outstanding terroir is home to a whole host of great winemakers. The soil, with its very high chalk content, offers perfect conditions for expressive sparkling wines.

Already with the "house cuvée Tradition Brut the style and idea of the De Sousa family are clearly recognisable. The classic Brut smells of citrus fruits and almonds, with a slight note of oxidised apple mixed in. The seven grams of dosage are not noticeable. The champagne seems dry until the mineral finish.

More about De Sousa Champagne

The grapes for the Cuvée 3A come from the villages of Avize, Ay and Ambonnay, fermented together. A sensational marriage of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with high complexity. For some time now, Erick De Soussa has been cultivating his own Réserve Perpetuelle for this champagne. On the palate, it is initially soft, with ripe and juicy fruit as well as a palate-filling, small-beaded mousseux and lots of umami. Round and full, it has a supporting bitterness with dense extract, notes of citrus oil, cherries and raspberries.

The rare Cuvée de Caudalies plays among the absolute best Blanc de Blancs and is still an insider's tip among the very great wines of Champagne. Here, a lot of fruit is paired with smoke and saltiness. Perfect balance and an endless finish.

Pioneer and role model

Erick De Sousa realised early on that it is not enough to be rooted in the great terroir. Care and respect for the vines are paramount in order to show their character and to exploit their potential in a sustainable and ever'ning way. There are firm values in the De Sousa family: respect for nature, sincere love for good work, quality and innovation. Erick's three children carry on these beliefs in his spirit.