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  • Country ranking ?

    720
  • Producer ranking ?

    1
  • Decanting time

    No
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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The Story

Blend: 87% Chardonnay & 13% Pinot Noir

The company’s flagship wine is Femme de Champagne, first produced in the 1990 vintage. It is a very fine and feminine champagne that gives a great promise of the company’s future quality potential. Carol Duval-Leroy has a passion for gastronomy and this is reflected in her winemaking too. The medium-dry Lady Rosé, for instance, is made to complement desserts and she has even written a 200-recipe cookery book to match her champagnes.

Delivering an unforgettable tasting experience, this cuvee is a reflection of the close cooperation between Carol Duval-Leroy, President of the House, and Sandrine Logette-Jardin, her Head Winemaker. Both are women of a passionate and generous but demanding character, and their personalities are fully expressed in the preparation of this exceptional wine.

Through its fine and delicate structure, Femme de Champagne Vintage 2004 presents a wine of exceptional finesse and aromatic complexity. At once smooth, rounded and silky, and in appearance like mother-of-pearl, Femme de Champagne 2004 reflects the elegance and the refinement sought by Maison Duval-Leroy for an unforgettable tasting experience.

Femme de Champagne is the result of a delicate marriage of the best parcels of grapes from the region. Fine bubbles gush through the wine, bright with hints of the yellows and greens of springtime, and lit up with the sparkle of silvery moonbeams.

On the palate, a bewitching flavour of ripe hazelnuts surrounds the floral fragrance of honeysuckle, followed quickly by the delicate notes of crystalized mandarin orange peel.

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Vintage 1990

Originally hailed as the best of the 1988/1989/1990 trilogy, the wines have developed quicker than anticipated with premature oxidation having crept in early on. Thus, I have downgraded my rating from five stars to four stars. There was frost damage in April but the vintage was made by the long, hot and dry summer. Rains in the latter half of August somewhat elevated the rot occurrences. Picking began during the second week of September and the crop was the third largest at the time (11,963 kg/ha) and the wines had excellent alcohol and acidity levels. The ripest vintage since 1959 is showcased by the depth and finesse of the Champagnes. The cuvées still drinking impeccably include the whole range of Dom Pérignon (Rosé, P2, Rosé, Rosé P2), Philipponnat Clos des Goisses and Louis Roederer Cristal..

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Origin

Vertus, Champagne

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