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To help commemorate the 60th anniversary of Jeep
, vineyard Jeeper has teamed up with Delta 4x4, a company well-known in Europe for aftermarket
wheels, tires and other offroad accessories, to produce a limited-edition champagne.
The history of Jeeper, a high-end vineyard in the middle of the champagne region, gives it some pretty cool credo with the offroad crowd. Turns out vintner Armand Goutorbe came home from WWII to his old job with some fairly serious inuries. Handicapped by his wounds, he couldn't navigate the rough terrain of the vineyard on his own, so he bought a U.S. Army Jeep to help him get around.
As time went on, the Jeep became so much a part of him that his friends nicknamed him "Jeeper," and he eventually re-named the vineyard in honor of his trusted vehicle.
The commemorative drink is officially dubbed "Delta Jeeper Grande Reserve Brut Jeep 60-year anniversary." Talk about a mouthful. Speaking of mouthfuls, Jeeper says the champagne is marked by "the long-lasting scent of flowers with a honeyed fruit bouquet that gently lingers on the close." Uh, ok. We're sure it's delicious.
Save your pennies if you want some; a half case (six bottles) will run you just shy of $360. You can read more in the press release after the jump.
Delta4x4 renown throughout Europe for its SUV and 4x4 wheels, tires and accessories now offers in its range of exclusive products, JEEPER's champagne.
Look no further; this is the champagne of the true off-road enthusiast.
JEEPERs is produced in the very heart of Champagne. The Goutorbe family owned vineyard has been in wine production now for 5 generations, combining Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes to attain an exquisite quality champagne.
But what makes this fine champagne a real must for off-roaders is its background. Back in 1944 as the Second World War was drawing to an end Armand Goutorbe returned to his vineyard in the Champagne badly handicapped. In order to be able to carry on the work he loved so dearly, the prefecture allowed him to purchase an American Army Jeep. From then on there was no stopping him, His vineyard flourished with his new found mobility; the Jeep proved perfect for the awkward terrain. Never spotted without his trusty Jeep, his friends and neighbors nicknamed him Jeeper. Thus inspired Goutorbe honored his much-loved Jeep by renaming his champagne vineyard JEEPER.
The JEEPER Champagne
Delta's JEEPER champagne is the „ Grande Réserve Brut Jeep60 year anniversary ". JEEPER champagne is made in the best tradition benefiting from endless years of experience, fermented from 100% Chardonnay grapes gathered only from the sun-kissed Jeepers vineyard. It is a champagne "brut", entwining the long lasting scent of flowers with a honeyed fruit bouquet that gently lingers to the close.
A 6 bottle (0.75l) case of JEEPER Champagne costs 248 €, 12 bottles are 490 € including delivery within Germany.
For more information contact: delta4x4, 85235 Unterumbach
Phone +49 (0)8134/9302-30 Max Loder, Max.Loder@delta4x4.de; www.delta4x4.com
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