Duval-LeRoy History

DUVAL-LEROY is one of the of the few family-owned large Champagne Houses.

Since its creation in 1859, the Maison has been located in Vertus, in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, the Chardonnay dominated subregion of Champagnes. 

The House has been renowned since its beginnings: between 1888 and 1893, at the Barcelona, Monaco, Moscow, and Paris Universal Exhibitions, DUVAL-LEROY was recognized for the quality of its champagnes. Nevertheless, much of the popularity and this champagne House is relatively recent.

It all started when in 1991 Carol Duval-Leroy, after the sudden loss of her husband Jean Charles Duval-Leroy, became CEO and President of the House.

She shifted the focus of DUVAL-LEROY away from producing Buyers Own Brand (BOB) champagne to various supermarket chains and retailers – and turned her attention to building up House’s brand.

For this, she invested in modern equipment, increased the product range, developed the distribution channels, and expanded the exports.

Within a decade DUVAL-LEROY has doubled its sales to 6 million bottles, of which 60% is now exported, and won a number of awards and medals at national and international competitions.

Duval-Leroy House

The House is still based in its village of origin, Vertus, in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, where the family runs 200 hectares of vineyards.

The production is mainly Chardonnay (in the Grand Crus),  but in recent years the House has signed numerous contracts in the Montagne de Reims area of Champagne to increase its Pinot Noir supply.

Overall, this independent supply provides 1/4 of the company’s annual grape requirements. 

The House is still 100% family-owned and still run by Carol Duval-Leroy, with the close help of her three sons, and Chef de Cave Sandrine Logette-Jardin, one of the very few female Cellar Masters in Champagne.

Duval-Leroy Style

The predominance of Chardonnay grapes in the elaboration of the cuvées gives finesse, lightness, and elegance to the DUVAL-LEROY champagnes.

The range of champagne, which is extensive, includes several non-vintage cuvées, rosés and prestige wines, all of which are characterised by elegance, freshness, and fruity notes.

Duval-Leroy Champagnes

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