Duval-Leroy Brut Reserve Champagne
The Perfected Blend
If you’re looking for a champagne that has perfected a blend of Pinots and Chardonnay, then Duval-Leroy Brut Champagne is for you. This apéritif wine expresses a subtle, melt-in-your-mouth feel and is recognized for its complexity as it draws out flavors of dark chocolate, cinnamon, roasted yellow figs. A balance of finesse and power in every glass, perfect for celebrating special occasions with friends.
Tasting Notes from the Curator
This sparkling Champagne from France exudes delicate acidity with subtle citrus, including hints of toasted brioche, honey, blackberry and smoked almonds. The lush feel of bubbles brings scents of fresh fruit up out of the glass. Labeled as “ Brut”, this wine is on the dry side but can be easily enjoyed if you are calorie-conscious as only 12gr of sugar is added per liter. Rich in style and can be drunk without the guilt! Best served at 8° to 10°C
This champagne is ideal as an apéritif wine and is experienced best alongside cheeses like Halloumi, Queso Fresco, Ricotta, Mozzarella and Grana Padano. If you’re adding a little extra to your apéritif spread, consider cured meat such as Saucisson sec Le Montagnard, Saucisson sec with Hazelnuts and Salami Milano. You may also pair this drink with first course seafood dishes.
Rich in Flavor and Recognition
Since 1859, the makers of this fine and elegant champagne, Maison Duval-Leroy, has been reveling in the art of blending Pinots and Chardonnays and the overall quality of their premium non-vintage. The Brut Reserve is recognized globally for its complexity and consistency that is why it is the only Champagne recognized by Wine Spectator magazine in its Top 100 Classification for 2018. Among the other awards it has bagged are the following: Silver at the Vinalies Internationales 2017, Silver at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016, Bronze at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2015, Silver at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015 and Silver at the International Wine Challenge 2015.
Fine sparkling wine must be handled with care. For short-term storage (a few days to a month), you can keep your bottle upright — but away from bright or artificial light. For long-term storage, especially for vintage cuvées, you must store the bottles on their side in a wine rack or cellar to keep the cork from drying out. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 10°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 1 to 3 days standing upright in the refrigerator.