Duval-Leroy Femme De Champagne Grand Cru
An elegant choice
With a glorious golden color, and beautiful bubbles, the Femme de Champagne Grand Cru by Duval-Leroy is among the top 1% of wines in the world.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
A truly elegant wine, this cuvee is a gorgeously complex experience throughout. This blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir was rated 92 on Robert Parker, and is completely stunning.
It has notes of yeast, brioche, and nectarine on the nose, and nutty, brioche, honeyed oats, and yellow apples on the palate. It’s a crisp cuvee, with a bright acidity and a creamy finish.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Pair your Duval-Leroy Femme de Champagne Grand Cru with a pork dish, or one with rich fish, like salmon and tuna. It will also be incredible enjoyed with a nice shellfish meal, like a shrimp scampi pasta, or a buttered garlic steamed clams.
FRENCH HERITAGE AND HEART
House Duval-Leroy has been in the business for 150 years. This French heritage brand is family-owned, and its roots are steeped in the noble art of Champagne. It is at the forefront of many milestones, like being the first winery in the world to use a combination of photovoltaic solar powerplant, a rainwater harvesting system, and a green wall thermal and sound insulation, thereby also making them first in sustainable viticulture.
Carol Duval-Leroy, head of house and dubbed “woman of Champagne,” is also the first and only woman to be appointed President of the Association Viticole Champenoise. Their ambition and their striving for excellence is passed from generation to generation, producing champagnes of utmost superiority. Their Champagnes respect the terroir, and honor the French creative tradition. They acknowledge and embrace modernity while still keeping tradition close to heart.
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.