Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
75cl * Vegan * 12.5% ABV * Champagne, France
Delavenne is a family-run independent house (Recoltant-Manipulant - RM) in the wonderfully-named village of Bouzy. Their RM status means that they own and work their land and only make wines from their own grapes. What's more all the wines are Grand Cru, low manipulation and vegan-friendly. We feel it's these lesser-known producers who are making some of the more interesting and better value wines in Champagne, right now. This has a gorgeous, vibrant pink hue and displays notes of fresh red berries, baked red apples and floral tones. Rather full-bodied and creamy on the palate, it is adaptable to a wide range of dishes, and could work well with Peking duck, tuna tataki, or even cherry or chocolate-based desserts.