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DVP already works with more than 250 partner suppliers covering all the appellations of 5 major French wine regions from Chablisien (in the north) to Roussillon (in the south).
At the beginning of 2022 we are extending our distribution to a new wine region "la #Champagne"!
True to the image of DVP, this medium and long term project will allow us to offer you the distribution of different ranges of Champagne.
We are proud to initiate this project with the Maisons Maurice #GRUMIER and Denis #SALOMON.
Maison Maurice Grumier is situated in Venteuil, just a few kilometres from Epernay, the capital of Champagne. The Grumier family's winemaking history dates back to 1743, the same era as that of the major Champagne Houses. Fabien cultivates the domaine's 8.5 hectares of vines which are split between 29 different crus and planted primarily with Pinot Meunier, the undisputed King of the Vallée de la Marne. Domaine GRUMIER is committed to using eco-friendly growing practices and is one of the domaines using the lowest levels of treatment on its crops in the whole of the Champagne region, as measured by the Treatment Frequency Index. It was also one of the first wine domaines to be awarded High Environmental Value Level 3 certification. Champagne Grumier's signature style lies in the exceptional quality of its barrel vinification process.
Maison Denis SALOMON, this Champagne House is situated in Vandières, just behind the village ramparts on the right bank of the Marne River. It was established in 1974 by Denis Salomon and has been producing champagnes since 1996. His son Nicolas took over in 2004 and installed a new vat house with all the facilities required for single-vineyard vinification as well as a new Coquard press. This wine domaine currently covers 5 hectares of vines. It is HVE (High Environmental Value) certified and has been undergoing organic conversion since August 2020. The exceptional clay terroirs of Vandières are planted with high-quality Meunier and Chardonnay vine stocks on steeply sloping south-facing hillsides. These two varietals form the backbone of Denis Salomon champagnes and are occasionally blended with juicy Pinot Noirs from Boursault and Venteuil.
We intend to complete this distribution with other houses we have met in recent weeks.
#champagne #vigneron #vigneronindependant
[ProWein, 15 to 17 May 2022 - Düsseldorf ]
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, ProWein will soon reopen its doors to the wine trade. This new edition will bring together 5,500 exhibitors from over 60 countries and will offer the largest range of wines and spirits spread over 13 exhibition halls. We look forward to seeing you from 15th May and for 3 days on our stand 10G20 under the BADET CLEMENT brand. Come and discover our new products.
2021 vintage in Bourgogne: A close care throughout
The 2021 vintage was a challenge for winegrowers right up until the very last day. From the frost in April, made worse by a very early start to the winegrowing season, right through to the September harvest, it was characterized by some brutal shifts in the weather. Winegrowers had to be extremely reactive and attentive. The only moment of respite came with flowering, which was ideal for fruit formation, and véraison, which was accompanied by sunshine from mid-August. In the end, hard work was rewarded with success, low volumes aside. Indeed, while conveying his hope that the 2022 vintage will offer an easier ride, François Labet, co-president of the BIVB confirmed his opinion that, "Small is beautiful!"
Aside from the low yields due to frost, and hail in June in certain parts of the Mâconnais, the grapes were sorted meticulously, both in the vines and in the winery. The capricious weather in July and early August encouraged the development of pockets of disease, but these were fortunately contained thanks to the efforts of the winemakers and the return of dry weather later in August.
The general opinion is that the 2021 is an interesting vintage to work with because it requires great technical skill and vinification must be very precise. Although fermentation was rapid, one had to pay a great deal of attention to the extraction of tannins and color for the reds, and to the aromatic balance of the whites.
The impression from the first tastings is that the musts have good aromatic potential and the sugar-acidity ratio suggests a style appreciated by fans of Bourgogne wines.
François Berthenet, named "Wine Producer of the Year" by the 2020 Guide Hachette!
A masterstroke... for Domaine Berthenet in Montagny-lès-Buxy (Côte Chalonnaise)!
Each year, the Guide Hachette, supported by specialists, selects the "Wine Producers of the Year", people who have stood out in particular for their cuvées or who have made their mark within the Guide Hachette's strict selection, which features quality wines that are sure to please.
"Is this a joke?!" was François Berthenet's first reaction when he heard the news. This is the 8th year - practically consecutive - that the estate has been awarded...
This time, it is the Montagny Premier Cru Les Perrières that has stood out. It is neither a joke nor even a coincidence. A few years ago, the grower was already thinking of showcasing this terroir within his range. It is a rather early-ripening zone: "It benefits from full eastern exposure and we usually pick the grapes on the second day of the harvest", he pointed out.
2017 was the inaugural vintage for this cuvée. For a first attempt it turned out to be a smashing success!
On the occasion of DVP's 30th anniversary, we are pleased to announce that we have a new website!
We are happy to introduce you to our new DVP bilingual French-English website, developed with our partner VINIUM.
Reflecting the image of our company and featuring our new DVP graphic design, the site is intended to be convivial and welcoming. We hope to have met your expectations.
The site is divided into different sections: "A carousel-style introduction" that provides a quick overview of DVP's profession and our 5 main viticultural regions (Burgundy, the Beaujolais, the Rhone Valley, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence) with key figures by region and the possibility to go directly to the estates within each of these regions.
"Expertise & history", a comprehensive, detailed presentation about DVP.
"Our Estates", direct access by estate name or according to viticultural region by means of a map of France.
"Winemakers' comments", Photos of our partner growers with written testimonials expressing their relationship with DVP, and the expertise that DVP adds to their activity.
"Looking for new partner", an invitation to join the "club" of our partner growers.
"News / Facebook link", 2 ways of managing current events: - links to DVP Facebook posts - news specific to the site.
"Contact page", photos of the DVP team to lend conviviality to the site and to allow you to be able to easily identify and get in touch with DVP staff, as well as a map of how to get to our Nuits-Saint-Georges site along with all our contact information.
Enjoy your visit to our website!