Duval Leroy Précieuse Parcelle Petit Meslier
Powerful and complex
This fine cuvee is made of a rare and robust grape variety, and is a powerful and complex drink. Duval-Leroy offers us elegance in a bottle with their Precieuse Parcelle Petit Meslier.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Made entirely of 100% Petit Meslier, a rare variety of grape used in the Champagne region. This grape is robust, and thrives in the Valley of the Marne clay soils.
A deep golden color, with very fine bubbles, the Precieuse Parcelle Petit Meslier is butter on the nose, with aromatic hints of white peach. It has a powerful, balanced, and complex bouquet, and is silky on the tongue, with notes of chalk, lemon, and apples.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
This cuvee is absolutely incredible with caviar. Try any from our wide and high-quality range. You can also pair this gorgeous drink with potatoes and escargot. Toast with some cured ham will also balance the sweetness perfectly. And any salmon, tuna, or shellfish dish will make this champagne shine.
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.