Grand Cru ‘Blanc de Blancs’ 2006
This 2006 vintage showcases 100 percent Chardonnay from only the best Grand Cru vineyards, including Le Mesnil sur Oger, Oger, Avize, Cramant, Chouilly, and Oiry. This cuvée is an affirmation of what Duval-Leroy’s style offers at its best, with special appeal for lovers of Chardonnay.
AROMA: White flowers, tangerines and toasted almonds
TASTE: A subtle Blanc de Blancs, refined and creamy on the palate and well-balanced, offering hints of apple, candied almond, lemon zest and sea salt.
Grape Variety Used: 100% Chardonnay
Sugar Level: 3.00 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation is conducted at low, stable temperatures in single vineyard batches in order to optimize the aromatic complexity inherent to each terroir. All cuvées undergo malolactic fermentation developing a characteristic smoothness and the first inklings of those brioche-like aromas. Five to ten percent of barrel-fermented wine is used in the final blend.
Length/Type of Aging: The wines are bottled for a second fermentation called “prise de mousse” (capturing the sparkle) then stored at 53 degrees in chalk cellars where they age for a minimum of six years.
Cases Produced: 2,000