At the end of the First World War, the "poilu" Manuel De Sousa, a member of the Portuguese Expeditionary Force, left his native land and settled in Avize, France. Sadly passing away due to an illness before reaching the age of thirty, this hard-worker left his wife and children behind. Fortunately, his son Antoine married Zoémie Bonville, the daughter of a winegrower, a few years later, and their union gave rise to the De Sousa Champagne House. For three generations now, the continuous search for excellence and respect for both nature and the environment has shone through the estate’s spirit. At the helm of the family-owned business since 1986, Erick De Sousa is committed to driving forward the work of his predecessors while ensuring that the values of passion and tradition are passed down for many generations to come.
This De Sousa Brut Rosé stems from the Côte des Blancs, one of the finest terroirs in the Champagne region. The 25 to 30-year-old vines are deeply rooted in the chalky soil. In order to preserve this precious vineyard, Maison De Sousa manages its vineyard according to organic and biodynamic viticultural practices.
Vinification and ageing
Following manual harvesting, the grapes are vinified in vats.
Pinot Noir (8%).
Fresh, generous and fruity, this Brut Rosé comprises a subtle blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The aromas of white flowers and mineral-driven elements are combined with sublime notes of small red fruits.
Food and wine pairing
The Brut Rosé by the De Sousa Champagne House will complement salted biscuits and red-fruit desserts.
This Brut Rosé will be utterly delightful within 3 years and can be enjoyed for up to 5 years.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve at 8°C.