Duval-Leroy Femme de Champagne 2000

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alc./vol: 12%

Proof: 24°

Vintage: 2000

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of France France

So named due to literally being a ‘Champagne of Women’, Feme de Champagne is the creation of Carol Duval-Leroy, the President of the house, and her Head Winemaker, Sanrine Logette-Jardin. A blend of 95% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Noir with 6 grams per litre dosage.

From select vineyards: Chardonnay Grand Crus of Mont-Aigu from Chouilly, Chapelle of Avize, Terre de Noël from Oger, and Chertillon and Aillerand from Mesnil sur Oger, and Chetillon and Aillerand from Mesnil sur Oger. 25% of the chardonnay was vinified separately in oak casks. To quote Duval-Leroy, “a touch of Pinot Noir imparts roundness and character.”

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Review and Tasting


Sampled on 30/10/2012

Appearance:

Clear, pale golden yellow with green tints and a constant stream of very fine bubbles.

Aroma:

Clean and delicate, apple and pear with vanilla, faint wood, lemon and mandarin zest.

Taste:

Superbly clean and dry with cleansing acidity and subtle floral honeysuckle and hazelnuts.

Aftertaste:

Pear skin and cleansing cooking apple.

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