“firing on all cylinders”
One of the most iconic and highly respected growers in the Côte des Blancs, Jacques Diebolt has been making champagne since the late 1950’s. The estate in its present form dates from 1960, when Jacques Diebolt married Nadia Vallois, bringing a portion of the Vallois family’s holdings into the Diebolt estate.
One reason for the extraordinary character and quality of Diebolt’s wines is undoubtedly the magnificent collection of vineyards located in some of the most favored sectors of Cramant, as well as additional holdings in Chouilly, Cuis and Epernay. These vineyards include some very old vines which Diebolt uses for his top cuvées.
“The 2006 Brut Blanc de Blancs from Diebolt-Vallois is gorgeous from the very first taste. Hints of brioche, nutmeg, pears and dried apricots flesh out in the glass. The 2006 is rich, deep and fleshy. Warm, toasty notes add considerable depth and textural richness, while sweet floral and mineral overtones add finish vibrancy to the finish This gorgeous, beautifully balanced Champagne is firing on all cylinders. I imagine the 2006 will be even better in another few years.”
~ Robert Parker, Jr.