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Duval-Leroy Femme de Champagne

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This is one of Duval-Leroy's flagship Champagnes, which is reflected in the price. From a decent Champagne year, it's a chardonnay and pinot noir blend, and shows highly attractive aromas of lemon curd, roasted nuts, yellow citrus and buttered croissants on the nose, before the power-packed palate kicks in with zippy citrus and stone fruit flavours, generous licks of nuts and creaminess, fine bubbles, and a sauntering, buttery finish that is simply irresistable!

Winemaker's Notes

The prestigious cuvee Femme de Champagne is the product of the development of select vineyard plots put in place by the House of Duval-Leroy.

The Chardonnay Grand Crus of Mont-Aigu from Chouilly, Chapelle of Avize, Terre de Noël from Oger, and Chetillon and Aillerand from Mesnil sur Oger, are vinified separately in oak barrels to highlight the elegance and vitality, while a touch of Pinot Noir imparts roundness and character.

Femme de Champagne vintage 2000 is an outstanding example of a special year. It is in the line of other unforgettable vintages, 1990, 1995 and 1996.

Its yellow gold colour carries fine strands of bubbles which reveal complex notes of a lively maturity: brioche, vanilla and wood aromas alternating with citrus fruits such as lemon and mandarin. After the fine initial burst of flavour in the mouth comes a silky touch interwoven with remarkable length on the palate.

With its "Femme de Champagne", the Maison opens its doors to an unforgettable tasting experience.

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Tyson Stelzer (1996 Vintage) says
1996 was the finest vintage of your lifetime and probably of your mother's, too. Mind-boggling power and yet extreme tautness; the heel-and-toe tension between accelerator and brake makes for one white-knuckle ride. Achingly youthful, it may outlive your mother.
Wine Taste Special Edition 13

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