Contrary to the majority of Champagne houses, G.F.DUNTZE do not practice the blending of wines issued from the main soils of Champagne area for the making of their cuvees.
They are therefore obliged to provide the greatest care in the selection of grape supplies and to reach the highest level in their trade as Champagne wine makers. This clear choice allows G.F. DUNTZE to reveal the soils of Champagne in a quite personal way.
This way their own style is revealed by nature and not caused by man action. his style is characterized by a distinguished and spontaneous generosity of the cuvees. The objective for each cuvee is to carry sensations of greediness, power and precision. In order to reveal the very essence of the soil from which each cuvee is issued, each of them is finely dosed (6.5 to 9 g/l) with its own dosage.
Originated in Germany, the DUNTZE family in Champagne was born from a lineage founded by Thomas DUNTZE (1816-1873), the owner of one of the largest breweries in the city of Bremen in Lower Saxony. One of his seven children, Friedrich (1856-1944), was co-opted to work for a great Champagne House in Reims being today one of the flagships in Champagne area. He left this House sixty years later as Chairman of the board of directors.
A Champagne lover, he founded the family wine estate of Cramant (Great Growth of Côte des Blancs) and built the most modern pressing equipments at the time.
One of his five children, Georges Frédéric (1888-1943), also intended to work in the trade of Champagne wines. It was in 1913 in his natal land of Avize (Great Growth of Côte des Blancs) that he produced the first bottles of Champagne of Georges DUNTZE. Georges Frédéric became one of the major Champagne wine traders. Seriously ill, he had the courage and wisdom to reorganize his professional activity. He started to establish numerous co operations between wine-growers and wine-merchants as a wine-trader in Champagne wines. This option turned out to be a winning choice since one of his sons, Robert (1917-2010) and his descendants, Vincent (1950- ) and Victor (1976- ), have perpetuated and developed this activity.