The house of Duval-Leroy, located in Vertus in the Côtes de Blancs region of France, traces its roots back to 1859, when the Duval and Leroy families joined together to create Premier Cru and Grand Cru Champagnes of exceptional elegance and finesse. Today, Carol Duval-Leroy leads the family-owned company with her three sons, Julien, Charles and Louis. Duval-Leroy uses sustainable vineyard practices and is committed to preserving the land while producing wines of incomparable quality. Since assuming leadership of Duval-Leroy in 1991, Carol has guided its wines to international success, working closely with Chef de Cave Sandrine Logette-Jardin. The Champagnes of Duval-Leroy are served in more than 250 Michelin-starred restaurants, and are revered by sommeliers and connoisseurs around the world.
Duval-Leroy Premier Cru is made only from grapes with a Premier Cru designation and then aged a minimum of three years, a practice that is a hallmark of the Duval-Leroy Champagne house. Duval-Leroy was the first to create a Champagne selected only from Grand Cru and Premier Cru villages. Framed by vivid acidity, this harmonious Champagne shows a tapestry of poached pear, pastry dough, white raspberry, apple blossom and almond biscotti notes, with a refined, silky texture.
Duval-Leroy Rosé Prestige is made only from grapes with a Premier Cru designation and then aged a minimum of three years, a hallmark practice of the Duval-Leroy Champagne house. Made primarily from Pinot Noir with a touch of Chardonnay, this wine has alternating layers of light chalky texture and firm acidity with flavors of white raspberry, rich pastry, lemon zest and ginger.
Duval-Leroy is made from a blend of the three major grapes grown in Champagne: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. It is aged for three years, a signature aging process for Duval-Leroy that adds richness, complexity and consistency to its silky Champagnes. Rich in flavors such as toasted brioche, spun honey and smoked almond, this Champagne’s delicate acidity makes it the perfect aperitif.
Made from 100% Chardonnay from the Champagne region’s finest Grand Cru vineyards, Duval-Leroy Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru is creamy on the palate with flavors of tangerine and toasted almonds. Undercurrents of apple, lemon zest and sea salt make it the perfect pairing with fish and shellfish, roasted chicken and hard cheeses.
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.