Duval-Leroy Femme de Champagne

Duval-Leroy Femme de Champagne 2000

Duval-Leroy’s signature Femme de Champagne is made from 95% Chardonnay blended with 5% Pinot Noir, which creates an elegant Champagne with roundness and depth. This Champagne is only made in exceptional vintages, and ages for a minimum of 12 years in the cellar. Fresh and floral, Femme de Champagne has complex flavors of marzipan, white peach, patisserie pear, fennel seed, brioche and mandarin orange. 

Style:
Fresh, Floral, Fine Texture
Flavor:
Brioche, Vanilla, Smoke, Lemon, Mandarin, Marzipan
Bottle Size(s)
750 ML
Appellation
Champagne
Grapes
Chardonnay,
Pinot Noir
Alcohol Percentage
12.50%
Fermentation
Alcoholic fermentation is conducted at low, stable temperatures in single vineyard batches in order to optimize the aromatic complexity inherent to each terroir. All cuvees undergo malolactic fermentation developing a characteristic smoothness and the first inklings of those brioche-like aromas. ~20% of the final blend is barrel fermented.
Aging
The wines are bottled for a second fermentation called 'prise de mousse' (capturing the sparkle) then stored at 53 degrees in chalk cellars where they age for a minimum of 12 years.