Duval-Leroy ‘Femme de Champagne’ Brut Nature 2002

250.00

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Description

‘La Femme’ is the ultimate expression of Champagne established by the two women central to the success of Duval-Leroy, owner and matriarch Carol Duval-Leroy, and Sandrine Logette-Jardin, the house’s Chef de Cave.

The 2002 Brut Nature Millésimé comes from an exceptional vintage where the grapes were able to ripen through much of September. 95% Chardonnay from Grand Cru vineyards at Avize, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Cramant was combined with 5% Pinot Noir from the Grand Cru of Ambonnay, 20% of the wine vinified in oak with 50% aged on the lees until bottling in 2020.

“An opulent creation combining exotic bouquets and palates of coconut, fig, marzipan, wild honey and posh custard. Well structured with an earthy minerality, appreciable length and a white peppery finish.” — International Wine & Spirits Competition.

100 points — Falstaff.

Includes gift box.

  • Rich, elegant, complex
  • 750ml
  • 12.0% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2040
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Producer: Champagne Duval-Leroy

Founded in 1859, by Mr Duval and Mr Leroy, a grower and a merchant, independent luxury Champagne house Duval-Leroy is today run by Belgian Carol Duval-Leroy, who took control of the estate after her husband Jean Charles died suddenly in 1991. As well as presiding over a long period of growth and success, she has also left her mark on the wider champagne world, becoming in 2007 the first woman ever (and only woman to date) to be nominated chairman of the Association Viticole Champenoise, Champagne's winemakers' association. 

Many consider successful, modern, market-building Carol to be the 21st century version of famous widow Veuve Clicquot ably assisted by Sandrine Logette-Jardin, one of the only female cellar masters in Champagne. Still very much a family business with Carol's sons Julien, Charles and Louis working alongside her, Duval-Leroy is now recognized as high quality champagne with cuvées found in more than 250 Michelin starred restaurants.

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100 Points
Falstaff (2020)

Reviews

  • International Wine & Spirits Competition

    An opulent creation combining exotic bouquets and palates of coconut, fig, marzipan, wild honey and posh custard. Well structured with an earthy minerality, appreciable length and a white peppery finish.

  • Falstaff

    Light golden yellow, silver reflections, fine, persistent, small-pearl mousseux. In the bouquet initially nuances of herbs and pastries, fine nutty-tobacco aromas, mineral aspects dominate the fruit, with more air a multi-faceted yellow aroma, a hint of ripe apple, dried apricots, a hint of white flowers in the background. Complex on the palate, a hint of wood nuances, silky texture, firm body, has elegance and depth like only a champagne that has been aged on the yeast for a long time (it was 18 years old), salty and focused on the finish, has great length and expression. A great champagne that may even have to be decanted, designed for true wine lovers. 100 points and the Falstaff Champagne Trophy, 2020.

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