Duval Leroy Précieuse Parcelle Cumieres
Like the afternoon sun
Made with only Pinot Noir grapes, the Precieuse Parcelle Cumieres has a well-balanced depth, and an elegance one comes to expect from the renowned House Duval-Leroy.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
A sweet yellow hue, speckled with gold, like the afternoon sun, this cuvee is named for the Premier Grand Cru village, Cumieres, in Valley of the Marne. This champagne is vinified in oak barrels, and has an impeccable complexity.
You are greeted with bold and rich aromas of dried fruit and honey. These notes translate to the palate, with added hints of acacia and liquorice.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
This sweet, rich cuvee goes well with mild and soft cheeses, like Epoisses or Camembert. It also pairs wonderfully with red meat and buttered potatoes. It goes great with shellfish, and rich fish dishes, like salmon and tuna.
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.