Bouzy is famous for its Pinot Noir. Compared to Ambonnay, it is more mineral and has less macerated red fruit character. There is a certain nervous edge to the wines. Large in overall structure, maybe even robust, with smoky bacon overtones, there is still an underlying elegance, an acid and mineral kick that concentrates all the flavours.
The Vesselle family has been vignerons in Bouzy for 300 years and farm 11ha of vines in two parcels. All are Grand Cru with 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay. Delphine Vesselle carries on the family tradition after her father passed away at an early age in 1996. After 6 years at Lycee Viticole de la Champagne, she worked in South Africa, Australia and Japan.
The wines show their Pinot Noir heritage, but there is a subtlety and elegance which makes the entire range of Champagnes very enchanting.