2000 Duval-Leroy Champagne Femme
2000 Duval-Leroy Champagne Femme Duval-Leroy’s signature Femme de Champagne is made from 95% Chardonnay blended with 5% Pinot Noir, which creates an elegant Champagne with roundness and depth. This Champagne is only made in exceptional vintages, and ages for a minimum of 12 years in the cellar. Fresh and floral, Femme de Champagne has complex flavors of marzipan, sparkling white peach, patisserie pear, fennel seed, brioche and mandarin orange.
Wine Spectator (94/100)
A rich version, with beautiful integration and mouthwatering acidity that seems to amplify the flavors of toasted raisin bread, black currant, candied orange zest and salted almond. Fresh and focused, showing hints of oyster shell and spice on the lasting finish. Disgorged September 2014. Drink now through 2030.
Wine Enthusiast (93/100)
A mature Champagne, this shows as much toast and cookie character as fruit, making it soft, ripe and delicious. The fruit moves toward tropical, with pineapple and peach flavors.
Champagne DUVAL-LEROY was founded in 1859 when two Champagne families came together to share their interests. Since its creation, Champagne DUVAL-LEROY has been located in Vertus, in the heart of “La Cote des Blancs”. Currently the House cultivates about 200 hectares, much of which is devoted to production of high quality Chardonnay grapes. The predominance of Chardonnay in the elaboration of the cuvees gives a finesse, lightness and elegance to DUVAL-LEROY champagnes. Headed by Carol DUVAL-LEROY since 1991, the company is one of the few remaining 100% family-owned Champagne firms and is ranked in the 15 top Champagne houses.
Associated with luxury, celebration, and romance, the region, Champagne, is home to the world?s most prized sparkling wine. In order to bear the label, Champagne, a sparkling wine must originate from this northeastern region of France called Champagne and adhere to strict quality standards. Made up of the three towns Reims, pernay, and A, it was here that the traditional method of sparkling wine production was both invented and perfected, birthing a winemaking technique as well as a flavor profile that is now emulated worldwide.
Well-drained, limestone and chalky soil defines much of the region, which lend a mineral component to its wines. Champagne?s cold, continental climate promotes ample acidity in its grapes but weather differences from year to year can create significant variation between vintages. While vintage Champagnes are produced in exceptional years, non-vintage cuves are produced annually from a blend of several years in order to produce Champagnes that maintain a consistent house style.