Duval-Leroy Brut

Cuvee: Rosé
Vintage: Multi-Vintage
It is in the Brut Non Vintage where one can feel the art of blending that marks out a top ranked champagne House. And so it happens for Duval-Leroy Brut Non Vintage: recognised by Wine Spectator magazine in its Top 100 classification for 2008, Duval Leroy Brut champagne is a complex and consistent wine, with around fifteen crus about 35 percent of them estate-ownedand generous quantity of reserve wines. Very dry and smooth, it is a perfect champagne for an aperitif or with  white meats, thanks to its initial lemon and lime zest, followed by flavours of dark chocolate, cinnamon and roasted yellow figs, that express its subtle, melt-in-the-mouth vinosity. It comes in various dimensions: beyond the classic 75cl bottle, there is also a 20cl version till a 900cl one. The blend This NV brut blends 75 percent Pinot Noir with 25 percent Chardonnay, with 2005 as its base year (along with 20 percent reserve wines). Tasting Notes Eye Pale gold with fine bubbles and nice mousse. Nose Sour apples with citrus notes, dough, almond. Mouth Bright acidity featuring a lime zest, grapefruit, and green apple with clean minerality.  Balanced with an assertive finish. Providing a perfect balance  between finesse and power, it draws out flavours of dark chocolate, cinnamon and roasted yellow figs. Very long finish. Food pairing Ideal as an aperitif wine, it also provides a subtle accompaniment to white meats, in particular roasted turkey. It will improve with a few months of cellaring.