Marks and reviews
At the end of the First World War, the "poilu" Manuel De Sousa, a member of the Portuguese Expeditionary Force, left his native land and settled in Avize, France. Sadly passing away due to an illness before reaching the age of 30, this hard worker left his wife and children behind. Fortunately, his son Antoine married Zoémie Bonville, the daughter of a winegrower, a few years later, and their union gave rise to the De Sousa Champagne House. For three generations now, the continuous search for excellence and respect for both nature and the environment has shone through the estate’s spirit. At the helm of the family-owned business since 1986, Erick De Sousa is committed to driving forward the work of his predecessors while ensuring that the values of passion and tradition are passed down for many generations to come.
The Umami Grand Cru champagne is one of the house’s most iconic references and stems from two great Champagne terroirs, the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims. These old vines are over 60 years old and are deeply rooted in chalky soil. The vineyard is managed according to organic and biodynamic viticultural practices.
Vinification and ageing
In order to respect and protect both nature and the environment, these Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes are harvested by hand directly from the vines. Subsequently, the champagne is entirely aged in oak barrels.
Pinot Noir (40%).
Highly elegant, this cuvée Umami Grand Cru 2009 is the utter embodiment of a true floral delight that is both pure and mineral. This champagne boasts a perfect harmony between aromas of lime blossom, honey, gingerbread but also raspberry and cherry.
Food and wine pairing
The Cuvée Umami Grand Cru 2009 is the perfect accompaniment to seafood and fish dishes as well as cheese. For a more general pairing idea, this champagne will pair beautifully with Japanese cuisine.
This vintage champagne can be cellared until 2029.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve at 8°C.