Duval-Leroy Précieuse Parcelle Clos des Bouveries
From ancient land
A special cuvee that showcases the beauty of its terroir, the Clos de Bouveries is light, bright, elegant, and stunning, which we’ve come to expect from the glorious House Duval-Leroy.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
This cuvee comes from the Clos des Bouveries, an ancient plot of land owned by the Duval-Leroy family, overlooking the village of Vertus. This land is an impeccable area with conditions, perfect for vines.
Made with 100% Chardonnay, it’s partially fermented in oak barrels, and partially fermented in stainless steel tanks to give it both woody notes and mineral purity. Straw yellow in color, it is light and bright on the palate, with aromas of pear and lemon. This complexity transfers onto its taste, with notes of citrus and honey.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Pair with a mild and soft cheese. We suggest an Epoisses, or a Camembert. The Clos des Bouveries shines brightly with shellfish, perhaps a bouillabaisse or a steamed lobster. Try it also with pan-roasted pork, or a pan-seared salmon with lemon butter sauce.
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.