Fleur de Champagne is the historic cuvée of Duval Leroy, a champagne with a high percentage of Chardonnay from Grand and Premier Cru sites. An elegant and sparkling aperitif. The Chardonnay gives this champagne zesty lemon and lime notes, while the Pinot Noir stands out with apple aromas. The whole thing culminates in an elegant finish with a vibrant acidity and a well-integrated dosage. We nod appreciatively and open another bottle. Santé!
- In the glass, a lively play of pearls.
- In the nose, an invigorating scent of tangerine, elderberry and lemongrass.
- The palate reveals citrus, apples and yes, even a bit of fresh croissant.
- Ideal aperitif and as a prelude to a delicious menu.
- Duval-Leroy recommends pairing it with pineapple carpaccio and fried crawfish.
The Champagne House Duval-Leroy
The champagne house Duval-Leroy was founded in 1859 from the two smaller brands Jules Duval and Edouard Leroy. Since then, it has been passed down from generation to generation from father to son and has continued to grow over the years. After the sudden death of Jean-Charles Duval in 1991, his wife Carol Duval-Leroy took over the champagne house. At that time, no one suspected that she would work her way up to join the highest ranks of champagne producers in just a few short years. Today, Duval-Leroy owns 200 hectares of its own vineyards and a full 40% of these are in Grand Cru and Premier Cru sites on the Côte des Blancs. The remaining two-thirds of the grapes are provided by more than 100 winemakers in the region. This makes Duval-Leroy one of the fifteen largest Champagne houses and Carol Duval-Leroy the “Grand Lady” of Champagne. When it comes to viticulture, the family takes great care to employ environmentally friendly and gentle methods, which even yield two completely organic wines. The perfect harmony of terroir and technical expertise result in a champagne with elegance, minerality and a radiant shine.
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