Manuel De Sousa, the paternal grandfather originally from Portugal, arrives in Avize in 1929. Soon after, he starts the agricultural business that he shares with his grandfather. Since 1986, the maison has been led by Erik De Sousa, a representative of the third generation. Erik is a renowned small producer from Avize, highly regarded by experienced true Champagne connoisseurs. For three generations, the De Sousa company has been located in the heart of the prestigious Côte des Blancs.
The company owns plots in communes classified as Grand Cru, such as Avize, Cramant, Oger and Mesnil/Oger, and in the territories of Aÿ and Ambonnay as regards Pinot Noir.
Pinot Noir 30%
Pinot Meunier 20%
It is produced according to the so-called methode champenoise or classic method, a method in which the wine substantially undergoes two different fermentations: the first, the alcoholic one (which it shares with the rest of the wines) takes place in vats for fermentation; the second instead takes place directly in the bottle and ensures that during this second procedure, thanks to particular yeasts, the wine also develops carbon dioxide (which will then give life to the famous bubbles when uncorked). The wine rests for at least 72 months (6 years) on the lees.
Golden yellow color with greenish reflections with fine perlage. The nose reveals a floral elegance, a delicacy that combines with a subtle power, with fruity aromas of apple and pear, citrus and white flowers. On the palate, the freshness blends harmoniously with a perfect balance, leaving a finish of medium persistence that offers great pleasure.
It can be accompanied by fish, shellfish, cheeses, appetizers and desserts. Furthermore, it is perfect for celebrating special occasions or for an informal toast with friends.