Champagne Absolue Grès Brut Nature 2019 - Elise Dechannes

Champagne, Absolue Grès, Brut Nature, 2019 Vintage, Bio, Domaine Elise Dechannes

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Tasting notes for the Champagne "Absolue Grès" Brut Nature 2019 - Élise Dechannes

  • EYE: This Champagne has a deep and intense golden yellow color, with brilliant reflections. The bubbles are fine and abundant, forming a persistent string. The clarity of the liquid inside the bottle is exemplary.
  • NOSE: Delicate, expressive, and complex. Aromas of ripe fruits such as pear, peach, and apricot blend with notes of honey and brioche. Delicate floral nuances, like lime blossom and orange blossom, can also be perceived. Light touches of roasted hazelnuts and yeast add an additional dimension to this aromatic ensemble.
  • MOUTH: A lively and fresh attack. The flavors of ripe fruits unfold with power, offering a harmonious combination of pear, peach, and apricot. Subtle minerality adds complexity to the wine, while notes of brioche, honey, and hazelnuts enrich the aromatic palette. The texture is creamy and velvety, with a fine and persistent effervescence. The finish is long, leaving a pleasant sensation of freshness in the mouth.


In short: This Champagne "Absolue Grès" Brut Nature 2019 from the maison Elise Dechannes was made by a very promising female winemaker. Its expressive nose and balanced palate make it an ideal choice for enthusiasts of refined and complex Champagnes. It pairs perfectly with delicate dishes such as seafood, shellfish, fine fish, and lightly sauced poultry. This cuvée can be enjoyed now, but it can also be aged for 3 to 5 years in good conditions. Please note that quantities are very limited.

Other appellations from this estate: Cuvée Essentielle, Cuvée Expression, Cuvée Affinité, Rose de Saignée, Rosé des Riceys, Cuvée Absolue Grès, Cuvée Absolue Terre, Cuvée Tradition, Cuvée Coeur de Noirs, Cuvée Chardonnay, Cuvée Pinot Noir...

Product Details

Data sheet

75 cl
White Wine
Production origin
Les Riceys
Grape Variety
Pinot Noir
% vol.
12 %
Elise Dechannes
Absolue Grès
Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature
Production method
Producer: Élise Dechannes
Élise Dechannes

Champagne in the heart of the Riceys


Élise Dechannes had a peculiar start. Born in a family of Champagne winemakers, she decided she wanted to become a banker. After her studies at the École Supérieure de Commerce de Reims, Élise worked for 10 years in the insurance and banking industry instead of a vineyard. In 2005, three years after losing her mother Chantal Dechannes, Élise realized something: she wasn't happy anymore; she needed to turn her life around. That year, she quit her job and went back to school. Her new dream was to become a winemaker, like her parents and grandparents.

She rediscovered her childhood, when she used to help her mom and dad, Chantal and Roland, in the family wine estate of the Riceys (on the Côte des Bar, in the Aube department) they inherited from Élise's grandparents, Hubert and Germaine Dechannes. When she took ownership of the champagne house and the 5 hectares vineyard, in 2008, she chose her own name as her brand. The independent winemaker gradually switched to biodynamics. No more herbicides, no more pesticides, no more wastes… Of course, it was a lot of work and even more sacrifices, but Élise wanted to produce a high-quality wine, respectful of the environment and the customer.

That's also the reason why she joined the Terr'Avenir organization in 2016; a group of farmers and winemakers who pledged to lower the impact of their activity on the environment. Élise decreased the annual output of her estate to concentrate on a few cuvées only: there are now 15 000 bottles produced each year, compared to the 75 000 bottles her parents used to release before. The wines made by Élise Dechannes are smooth and balanced. In a word: alive, just like the winemaker herself.

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