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Issue: December 15, 2002
Delas had been underperforming for years by the time Louis Roederer Champagne took control of the Northern Rhône winery almost a decade ago. A venerable producer founded in 1835 by the Delas and Audibert families, it was sold to Champagne Deutz in 1977.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 15, 2002.