The house was founded in 1966 by Jean-Paul Deville and is situated in the centre of the village of Verzy, just 20km south east of the Champagne capital, Reims. Since Jean-Paul's untimely death in 2013 the estate has been run by his wife Marie-Alice and his 4 sons who continue the family tradition of producing excellent Champagnes. What sets the estate's wines apart is the dominance of Pinot Noir in the blend, whereas most Champagnes are made predominantly from Chardonnay grapes with a little Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The Carte d'Or is a blend of 75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% of other vins de réserve. It is lightly oaked and makes for a vivacious aperitif.
A light golden in colour with a fine mousse. Complex aromas of apple compote, brioche and ripe pears. On the palate, beautifully structured with excellent length and vivacity leading to a slightly spicy finish. Try with seared scallops, roasted squash with mint and roasted pumpkin seeds or a rabbit ragu.