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For value in Champagne, head to the Aube,
the lesser-known subregion that’s the source
of this minerally, pear-tinged white.
What You Need To Know
Champagne Devaux bears an ancient
name—that of a family who founded a successful sparkling wine
house in 1846. But it’s actually the brand name used by the local
cooperative winery of the Aube, a part of the Champagne region
that has long provided much of the grapes for the large, famous
wineries located north, in the better-known subregion of the
Marne. Yet despite its comparatively humble origins, this Grande
Réserve wine sees the kind of coddling that one expects of a
fine Champagne, including the addition of older, reserve wines
for complexity and more than three years of aging in bottle.
Green apple and pear scents
with a light toasty note.
Penetrating, minerally flavors
of crisp apples and lemon.
Savory, salty flavors: smoked
fish, fried foods, hors