Ever since 1844 Dousset family has paid an almost obsessive attention to caring for their vines, for each separate plot and for each individual plant. The key is to respect the land and respect the plant life; to achieve this they use a combination of traditional practices and modern technology. To create their champagnes they rely on the main principles of bio-dynamics and on sustainable farming methods. Their vineyards, as well as their champagnes, benefit from the fact that the average age of our vines is 46 years, some are over 80 years old meaning that their estate, as well as the champagnes produced from it, are blessed with exceptional quality. Today the estate is managed by Jean-Roch Floquet, the grandson of Louis Dousset. He oversees the work in the vineyards as well as the blending of the champagnes with the twin objectives of making wines that embody their terroir and of maintaining the consistently high quality of Louis Dousset champagnes.
Champagnes Louis Dousset, the embodiment of terroir.
Appearence: A tempting golden colour with sustained and steady effervescence. Nose, a really spring-like bouquet with delicate aromas of peony and jasmine, a fresh note of almonds and the gorgeous scent of fresh bread. The superb balance is a sign not only of the quality of the terroir, but also of extended ageing in the cellars.
Palate: A brisk attack before the smoothness of the wine comes through. Good balance of freshness and body, soft effervescence on the tongue, and a modest dosage all combine to produce a beautifully silky texture. The same aromas that were evident on the nose are reflected on the palate, plus a touch of minerality on the finish that is both pleasantly fresh and satisfyingly full.
Service, serve at 10°C (500 F) Ideal as an aperitif but also an excellent match with shellfish and grilled fish.
Awards: Silver Medal at Vinalies 2015 Gilbert Gaillard Gold 2014 Decanter Bronze 2013 Silver Medal at Vinalies 2009