Duval-Leroy Précieuse Parcelle Bouzy Extra Brut
An effervescent delight
An effervescent delight, the Bouzy Extra Brut by House Duval-Leroy is made with Pinot Noir Grand Cru varietal, and is completely lovely and powerfully elegant.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Named from the area it comes from, the Grand Cru village of Bouzy in Montagne de Reims, the Precieuse Parcelle Bouzy Extra Brut is beautifully golden yellow in color. It has a powerful and elegant quality from being vinified completely in oak barrels.
It gives off aromas of brioche, biscuits, fruits, and flowers. On the palate, you have notes of lovely fruits and ripe citrus.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
The Champagne Duval-Leroy Precieuse Parcelle Bouzy Extra Brut will shine impeccably when paired with veal, with a side of butter and foie gras, like this one from Castaing. Try it too with a pork dish, a baked salmon, or a seafood pasta.
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.