Pinot Noir Chardonnay Pinot Meunier Champagne Vertus France
Founded 1859 when two companies merged their viticultural interests, Duval Leroy are one of the few remaining, exclusively family owned Champagne firms, solidly established within the the top tier of Maison. A mostly Pinot Noir wine (75%) from some of the better Crus Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs. Headquartered at Vertus, in the heart of La Cote des Blancs, Duval Leroy cultivate two hundred hectares of the most exceptional quality vines.
Duval-Leroy pursue perfection throughout the entire winemaking process. Harvest must be conducted under the best possible conditions and the pressing must be done immediately. To avoid oxidation of grapes, Duval-Leroy have five pressing centres with a total of sixteen presses. The musts are transferred immediately to the estate wineworks at Vertus. This initial vinification must proceed slowly, at a constant temperature of 16C to 20C. Once bottled, the wine embarks on a secondary fermentation, to be followed by a long ageing process, final disgorgement and Liqueur doseage, aided by the darkness, good humidity and constant temperature of the Duval-Leroy chalk cellars.
Straw gold colour with an effervescence of fine bubbles. Biscuit aromas, chocolate characters, soft supple perfumes of toasty citrus. Rich and well-structured, achieving the perfect balance between power and finesse, it draws out flavours of dark chocolates, cinnamon and roasted yellow figs, expressing its subtle, melt in the mouth vinosity. Match with soft cheeses such as Brie and Camembert, Comte or Reblochon.