Deutz (wine)

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A Blanc de blancs vintage Champagne from Deutz.
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Champagne Deutz seal noting its year of founding

Deutz, formerly known as Deutz Geldermann, is a Champagne producer based in the Aÿ region of Champagne. The house was founded in 1838 and run by successive generations of the Deutz and Geldermann families. Deutz produces both vintage and non-vintage cuvée as well as a prestige wine known as Amour de Deutz.

In 1983, the house was acquired by Louis Roederer which helped restore the house to better financial footing. Deutz owns holding in the Bordeaux wine estate of Chateau Vernous and the Rhone estate of Delas Freres. In 1988, Deutz formed a partnership with New Zealand producer Montana Wines to make sparkling wines in the Marlborough region of New Zealand.<ref name="Stevenson pg 179"> T. Stevenson, ed. The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia (4th Edition) pg 179 Dorling Kindersley 2005 ISBN 0-7513-3740-4</ref> Since 1993, the estate has been part of the Louis Roederer portfolio of wineries, which also include the Bordeaux wine estate of Château de Pez. In the early 1990s, Deutz partnered with Beringer Wine Estates and a San Luis Obispo landowner to form the Californian sparkling wine producer Maison Deutz. By 1997, the estate wasn't producing the financial results that Deutz and Beringer were expecting and their interest in the company was sold to the Californian winemaker who rebranded the wine as Laetitia.

See also

  • Champagne Riots of 1911
  • List of champagne producers

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