Today, Champagne Devaux is the flagship House of the Côte des Bar and advocates a vision of expertise, sustainability and excellence.
Although its focus on the Côte des Bar, Champagne Devaux also grows Pinot Noir and Chardonnay across specific crus of Montgueux, Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims. With 100 hectares of vineyards, the House manages carefully a great diversity of terroirs. All are run under sustainable viticulture with 35 hectares of plots now being certified organic.
Chef de Caves since 1999, Michel Parisot focuses in achieving complexity and freshness in the wines. He introduced innovative winemaking techniques such as the use of Coeur de cuvée (“première serre”), the vinification in oak barrels sourced only from Champagne, the ageing of reserve wines under soleras (1995 and 2002) and the extended lees ageing for all wines.
Latest addition, Sténopé is born of an encounter between two regions: Champagne and Rhône Valley. With the renowned winemaker Michel Chapoutier, Devaux gave birth to a daring idea: create a champagne that would portray each year the most trustworthy image of a single vintage. Hence, the name Sténopé got inspired from a very simple optical device used at the very beginning of photography. Since 2008, only the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are carefully selected and blended to capture the expression of a single year. To this day, only 4 vintages have been produced and released in very limited quantities.