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 Umami Grand Cru 2012 champagne stems from two great Champagne terroirs, the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims. Very old vines, over 60 years old, are deeply rooted in chalky soil. In order to preserve this precious vineyard, Champagne De Sousa manages its vineyard according to organic and biodynamic viticultural practices.
Vinification and ageing
Following manual harvesting, the grapes are vinified in oak barrels.
Pinot Noir (40%).
Highly elegant, this cuvée is the utter embodiment of a true floral delight that is both pure and mineral. This champagne presents a perfect harmony between aromas of lime blossom, honey, gingerbread but also raspberry and cherry.
Food and wine pairing
This champagne elevates seafood and fish dishes, Japanese cuisine but also cheese.
The Cuvée Umami Grand Cru 2012 will be a real pleasure to drink from 2022 and can be enjoyed until 2032.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve at 8°C.