Founded in 1846 under the impetus of two brothers, Jules and Auguste Devaux, the Devaux Champagne House remained a family-owned property from 1846 to 1987, the year in which this priceless heritage was passed on to the Union Auboise, which has now become the "Groupe Vinicole Champagne Devaux".
Thanks to a partnership with more than 100 partnering winegrowers, the Devaux Champagne House has developed over the years a unique approach in the Champagne region, sustainable viticultural practices throughout its vineyards. Made from exceptional vineyards, Devaux champagnes enhance two of the Champagne region's leading grape varieties, the Pinot Noir from the Côte des Bar, which is round and powerful, and the Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs and Montgueux, which is fine, elegant and fresh.
The plot-based champagnes, grouped together under the same name - the D collection - are renowned for their purity and their authentic expression of the house's know-how.
Sténopé marks the encounter between two emblematic names of the Champagne and Rhône Valley regions, Devaux and Michel Chapoutier. From their shared values, passion for the terroir and viticultural vision, the project was born to produce a bold champagne that authentically illustrates the unique features of the vintages in Champagne.
With a desire to place each wine taster at the heart of a unique sensory experience, this innovative and audacious cuvée has found the name of Sténopé. This term defines, since the beginning of photography by the Lumière brothers, the optics on the wall of a dark chamber allowing to capture a realistic image.
Vinification and ageing
Each vintage of Cuvée Sténopé by Michel Chapoutier and Devaux undergoes a very precise vinification and a lengthy bottle ageing.
The Sténopé 2009 by Michel Chapoutier and Devaux is made from a rigorous selection of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay plots.
A "photograph" of each vintage, Sténopé by Michel Chapoutier and Devaux seduces with its delicacy, its freshness and its aromatic richness.