Its salmon colour, created from Premier Cru Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, holds one's eye and brings hints of amber to the fore. Its bouquet releases a wealth of aromas: wild cherries, figs and even a hint of ginger and geraniums. With a solid maturity and balanced vinosity, this wine represents the best of what Duval-Leroy has to offer to knowledgeable wine lovers and fans of fine roses. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Champagne Duval-Leroy was founded in 1859 when two Champagne families came together to share their interests. Since its creation, Champagne Duval-Leroy has been located in Vertus, in the heart of “La Cote des Blancs”. Currently the House cultivates about 200 hectares, much of which is devoted to production of high quality Chardonnay grapes. The predominance of Chardonnay in the elaboration of the cuvees gives a finesse, lightness and elegance to Duval-Leroy champagnes. Headed by Carol Duval-Leroy since 1991, the company is one of the few remaining 100% family-owned Champagne firms and is ranked in the 15 top Champagne houses.
Lacy in texture and elegant, this is framed by delicate acidity that focuses the subtle flavors of dried apricot, cherry and graphite-tinged mineral, with hints of honey, ground anise and walnut. Harmonious. Drink now through 2020. 6,000 cases made.
Fine and harmonious, this layers a lightly chalky texture and firm acidity with a smoky undertow and flavors of white raspberry, rich pastry, lemon zest and pickled ginger. Mouthwatering. Drink now through 2020. 6,000 cases made.
JOSH RAYNOLDS - VINOUS
(made from 70% chardonnay and 30% pinot noir; L2346 NM): Pale orange. Smoky red berries, toasty lees and orange zest on the highly perfumed nose. Pliant, penetrating redcurrant and blood orange flavors are sweetened by a touch of honey and pick up smokiness with air. Deep but dry, even a bit uncompromising in a positive way. The red berry quality comes back on the finish, which shows very good clarity, lift and refreshing bitterness.
Harmonious, with a lively bead and bright acidity, this features a pleasing range of wild strawberry, chalk, kumquat and cream flavors. A streak of saline-tinged minerality lingers on the firm finish. Disgorged January 2015. Drink now through 2018. 6,000 cases made.
Balanced and creamy, this fresh rosé offers a subtle weave of white peach, biscuit, orange zest and strawberry flavors. Drink now through 2020. 3,000 cases made.
Soft and creamy, with a smoke-tinged, minerally overtone to the flavors of strawberry preserves, dried thyme, toast and mandarin orange peel. Moderate finish. Disgorged September 2017. Drink now. 3,000 cases made, 675 cases imported.
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2019 - BRONZE
Opulent rich and creamy notes lead through to a palate of elegant soft fruits.