Champagne Deutz had returned to the Australian market, thanks to a new distribution partnership with Calabria Family Wine Group.

After a three year hiatus from Australia, the French Champagne house formally joins Calabria’s Vintners & Co. Merchants portfolio of international brands this month, with stock to begin arriving by February.

The partnership will focus on amplifying the strengths of Champagne Deutz in the premium off-premise space, as well as expanding its on-premise footprint, according to third-generation family member and Head of Marketing for Calabria Family Wine Group, Elizabeth Calabria.

“We are honoured to be working with the Deutz team to bring this iconic house back to Australia. The Deutz name has a long and storied history of distinguished winemaking spanning over a century. We know there’s been tremendous growth for premium French champagne in Australia and we feel passionate about making the Deutz name part of that success,” Calabria said.

Founded in 1838 in the Aÿ region of Champagne, Deutz is today owned by the Rouzaud family, who also own Louis Roederer Champagne. At the hands of current CEO, Fabrice Rosset, Champagne Deutz has maintained its consistency from from 600,000 bottles to 2,860,000 bottles, with Deutz’ Chef de Cave Michel Davesne spearheading winemaking since 2003.

“Our philosophy at Deutz is about harmony, focussing on the art of assemblage to bring the pieces of elegance, finesse, purity and a powerful mouthfeel together seamlessly in the finished wine. We aim to craft fresh, beautiful, distinctive champagnes one can enjoy over a meal or on their own, and this begins by carefully managing our own vineyard sites and working closely with our grower partners to produce outstanding fruit,” said Chef de Cave Michel Davesne.

“Champagne is a fine art here at Deutz and we are thrilled to be bringing our love of this craft to Australian drinkers in this partnership with Calabria Family Wines.”

The first selection of wines to arrive in Australia under this new partnership include the Champagne Deutz NV Rose, Champagne Deutz NV Brut Classic (including demi bottles), Champagne Deutz Brut Millésimé 2014, and the Champagne Deutz 2011 Amour De Deutz Brut Millésimé.

Brydie Allen

Brydie Allen is the Editor of National Liquor News. She has been with Food and Beverage Media since 2019, when she joined the company as a journalist across National Liquor News, Bars & Clubs, The...

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