Duval Leroy Champagne Femme 2000
NOTE : You need a mix of any 6 bottles to checkout - we ship in multiples of 6 bottles with a 6 bottle minimum.
An exceptional cuvée from an exceptional vintage comprising 85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Noir, ‘La Femme’ is an exquisite tasting experience.
Smooth, rounded and silky, in appearance like mother-of-pearl. On the nose, Femme de Champagne sends out aromas of white flowers, white peaches and brioche crust and cream pastries. On the palate, a bewitching flavour of ripe hazelnuts surrounds the floral fragrance of honeysuckle, followed quickly by the delicate notes of crystalised mandarin orange peel.
‘La Femme’ is the ultimate expression of Champagne established by the two women central to the success of Duval-Leroy, owner and matriarch Carol Duval-Leroy, and Sandrine Logette-Jardin, the house’s Chef de Cave.
There is very little of the 2000 vintage left, and we were lucky to cellar some a number of years ago, so have it to offer in tiny quantities and at a very special price.
Founded in 1859, by Mr Duval and Mr Leroy, a grower and a merchant, independent luxury Champagne house Duval-Leroy is today run by Belgian Carol Duval-Leroy, who took control of the estate after her husband Jean Charles died suddenly in 1991. As well as presiding over a long period of growth and success, she has also left her mark on the wider champagne world, becoming in 2007 the first woman ever (and only woman to date) to be nominated chairman of the Association Viticole Champenoise, Champagne's winemakers' association.
Many consider successful, modern, market-building Carol to be the 21st century version of famous widow Veuve Clicquot ably assisted by Sandrine Logette-Jardin, one of the only female cellar masters in Champagne. Still very much a family business with Carol's sons Julien, Charles and Louis working alongside her, Duval-Leroy is now recognized as high quality champagne with cuvées found in more than 250 Michelin starred restaurants.