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Posted: Tuesday, 08 January 2019 17:15

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We Recommend: Devaux D Quality Champagne Decent Price

Jan 08: Champagne is the unchallenged king of bubbles and the best way to enjoy it is at a champagne brunch in a few of the 5-star restaurants of which Pullman Aerocity is one of the top ones serving unlimited Champagne Devaux D which, made from the Blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay and second fermented in the bottle for 4 years after a year of base wine, is anyway a delicious, creamy champagne worth its value, writes Subhash Arora

Mark Twain once said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right”.  At over Rs. 6000+ MRP and over Rs. 9000+ in a restaurant, it is not feasible to drink likeTwain. The one possibility we have in Delhi is to go for a Sunday Champagne Brunch where there is bottomless champagne with other wines and liquor. But most hotels now charge around Rs. 5500 AI. The Brunch at Pullman costs slightly more attractive Rs. 5200. But the food here is awesome too-with Exec Chef Ajay Anand pulling no stops for these Brunches and bringing both Pluck and Honk cuisines on the table.

Devaux D Brut Champagne is a premier champagne made from Pinot Noir (60%) and Chardonnay (40%). Second Fermentation in the bottle for FIVE years (min allowed is only 15 months) makes the wine delicate, creamy and soft on the palate. I believe it is highly undervalued champagne in the Indian market.  Drink as much s you like  I believe in 3.5 hours you can finish a bottle and still be ready to walk and run (though I would not advising driving-please get a designated driver or Uber it to Pullman Aerocity.

Devaux D Brut is made from a selection of Pinot noir and Chardonnay plots, and is a blend of several vintages as is the common practice in Champagne but the secondary fermentation done in the bottle by Methode Champenoise (please note that this term may be used only for making champagne-others have to call it Traditional Method or Methode Traditional or any other descriptive. It is aged on the lees (dead yeast left in the bottle) for  5 years, keeping if fresh and creamy like the more expensive champagnes. In fact, the 2-bottle magnum is aged for 7 years.

The golden colour moniker has a golden yellow colour with floral and soft spices seducing the nose with hints of toasted brioche. It has a delicate and persistent mousse with notes of toasted brioche and vanilla on the longish finish. The fresh and creamy champagne has very good intensity of flavours, with slight notes of orange peel in the background. The 12° alcohol is quite normal for champagnes. Even labelling and packaging are of excellent quality.

Devaux D is available in Delhi at Rs. 6,600 a bottle (750 mL) but is a much better value for the magnum (1500mL) at Rs. 13,000. For best value, enjoy it at Pluck Champagne Lunch at Pullman. It matches very well with most dishes

Subhash Arora


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