Champagne Duval-Leroy Brut Réserve NV

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This refreshing Champagne offers the perfect balance between finesse and power, drawing out biscuity flavours layered with dark chocolate, cinnamon and roasted yellow fig. Beautifully balanced with a deliciously long finish.

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£39.95

RRP: £44.50 (save 10%)

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The blend is made up of approximately 15 crus, including: Chatillon sur Marne, Venteuil, Fleury la Rivière de la Rive droite de la Vallée de la Marne, Vallée de l’Ardre, Côte des Bars and Coteaux de Sézanne. The vineyards are situated on the renowned, chalky soils of the Champagne region. Champagne Duval-Leroy was one of the first Champagne houses to be HVE3 certified and a multitude of sustainable practices are employed. Measures are taken to combat the run-off of rain water in order to limit the pollution of both underground and superficial water, grass cover crops are grown and measures to combat soil erosion are employed. Biodiversity is positively encouraged, sustainable fertilisers are used and sexual confusion of predators takes place instead of insecticides. The plots and weather conditions encountered are carefully monitored, with soil testing and cartographic, computerised measures in place for full traceability of products used in the plots. Above all, preventative measures are in place to minimise the use of products, which if necessary, are carefully chosen to have the least impact on the environment.

Vinification takes a parcel by parcel approach, separating individual villages, varieties and terroirs. This cuvée is a blend of 15 crus with 40% of reserve wines, resulting in a complex and consistent style. The grapes were hand-harvested and fermented with selected yeasts at temperatures of 18°C in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic conversion resulted in a softer mouthfeel. Following natural clarification and stabilisation, the wine underwent secondary fermentation in bottle where it matured for 30 to 36 months on fine lees in the underground chalk cellars, until disgorgement. Dosage 8g/l. Honouring the family's commitment to sustainability, the vat room combines photovoltaic solar panels, a rainwater harvesting system and a green wall for heat insulation.

 
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RRP £44.50
Vintage NV
Alcoholic strength 12%
Country France
Region Champagne
Subregion Champagne
Grapes Pinot Noir 60%, Pinot Meunier 30%, Chardonnay 10%
Dry/Sweet value 1
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Closure Mushroom cork
 
Champagne Duval-Leroy

Champagne Duval-Leroy was founded in 1859, with the alliance of the Duval and Leroy families and has been passed down for six generations. Today, it is one of the last remaining independent, family-owned Champagne Houses. In 1991, Carol Duval-Leroy took over and today successfully leads the house, together with her three sons, Julien, Charles and Louis. Carol Duval-Leroy is the first and only woman to date to be appointed president of the Association Viticole Champenoise. Certified HVE3, the family is firmly committed to sustainable development in the vineyards and in the cellars under the watchful eye of chef du cave, Sandrine Logette-Jardin. Based in Vertus, in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, they create distinctive Champagnes of finesse and elegance, while capturing the essence of the terroir of their 200 hectare estate, which comprises 40% of Premier and Grand Cru villages in the Côte des Blancs and in the Montagne des Reims.

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