Duval-Leroy Femme De Champagne Brut 2000
Dry - Tangy citrus, apples, pears, notes of nuttiness and yeast.
Carol Duval-Leroy and Sandrine Logette -Jardin, her wine maker, have together created a distinctive bottle with its rounded lines which nurtures a great Champagne, golden like a jewel and soft like a fragrance, designed to gain approval from people of taste and distinction.
The prestigious cuvee Femme de Champagne is the product of the development of select vineyard plots put in place by the House of Duval-Leroy.
The Chardonnay Grand Crus of Mont-Aigu from Chouilly, Chapelle of Avize, Terre de Noël from Oger, and Chetillon and Aillerand from Mesnil sur Oger, are vinified separately in oak barrels to highlight the elegance and vitality, while a touch of Pinot Noir imparts roundness and character.
Femme de Champagne vintage 2000 is an outstanding example of a special year. It is in the line of other unforgettable vintages, 1990, 1995 and 1996.
Its yellow gold colour carries fine strands of bubbles which reveal complex notes of a lively maturity: brioche, vanilla and wood aromas alternating with citrus fruits such as lemon and mandarin. After the fine initial burst of flavour in the mouth comes a silky touch interwoven with remarkable length on the palate.
With its "Femme de Champagne", the Maison opens its doors to an unforgettable tasting experience.
Grapes varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
A mature Champagne, this shows as much toast and cookie character as fruit, making it soft, ripe and delicious. The fruit moves toward tropical, with pineapple and peach flavors. It is not a wine to age. - WE
The 2000 Brut Femme de Champagne is a pretty, nuanced wine. Peaches, apricots, dried flowers and sweet spices are some of the notes that emerge from this textured, beautifully balance wine. The 2000 is quite open and accessible. The mid-weight structure and slightly advanced bouquet both suggest the wine is best enjoyed over the next 7-10 years, give or take. This is a lovely showing from Duval-Leroy. -WA
The creamy mousse and racy acidity frame finely meshed hints of black licorice, Jonagold apple, white peach, honey and lemon zest in this bright, focused Champagne, which has a mouthwatering finish. - WS
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