Premier Cru Brut NV
This 100% Premier Cru wine comes from a rich history. In 1911 Raymond Duval-Leroy created the first Champagne entirely from Grand Cru and Premier Cru villages in Montagne de Reims (Pinot Noir) and Côte des Blancs (Chardonnay). Predominantly Chardonnay, this exemplifies Duval-Leroy’s signature style of delicate bubbles, low dosage and elegant complexity.
AROMA: White flowers, almonds and brioche notes
TASTE: Framed by vivid acidity, this harmonious Champagne shows a tapestry of poached pear, pastry dough, white raspberry, apple blossom and almond biscotti notes, set on a refined, silky texture.
Grape Varieties Used:
30% Pinot Noir
Sugar Level: 8.00 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.
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 36 months.
Cases Produced: 20,000