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  • Country ranking ?

    1 459
  • Producer ranking ?

    16
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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The Story

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.

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Vintage 2002

A cold winter and a mild late spring cued for a perfect June allowing early and fast flowering. Outstanding weather conditions prevailed and the season went on without dramatic turns. Rains in August raised concerns regarding gray rot, but finally sunshine and dry conditions throughout September resulted in an abundant crop of largely healthy fruit (11,930 kg/ha). Dehydration due to wind further aided in achieving perfect ripeness and additional concentration. This, and the cool nights, helped in retaining fresh acidity and, despite the ripeness (10.3% potential alcohol), the wines did not suffer from heaviness or a lack of life. A near-perfect vintage, which produced balanced Champagnes consistently around the region. The best show an impeccable combination of freshness, power, structure and finesse. However, some have matured aromatically quicker than expected and are already past their peak. 2002 produced an abundance of spectacular champagnes, such as Dom Pérignon (the entire range), Krug Vintage and Clos du Mesnil, Piper-Heidsieck Rare, Louis Roederer Cristal and Cristal Rosé, Ruinart Dom Ruinart and Dom Ruinart Rosé, Salon Le Mesnil and Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, to name a few.

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Origin

Vertus, Champagne

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Authentis Bouzy

Authentis Cumières

Authentis Trépail

Blanc de Blancs

Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut

Blanc de Chardonnay

Brut

Brut Bio

Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs

Brut Nature Vintage

Brut Réserve

Brut Rosé

Clos des Bouveries

Clos des Bouveries

Cuvée des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Sommeliers

Demi-Sec

Design Paris

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Extra Brut

Femme de Champagne Brut Grand Cru

Femme de Champagne Rosé

Femme Rosé Saignee

Fleur de Champagne Brut Premier Cru

Lady Rosé

Petit Meslier Extra Brut

Rosé Prestige

Sainsbury's Rosé Brut

Sainsbury's Taste The Difference

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