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Born from the expertise of Carol Duval-Leroy and her head winemaker, Sandrine Logette-Jardin, the elegant shape of the bottle holds all the charm and grace of a great Champagne.
Cuvee Femme de Champagne Rosé de Saignée symbolizes the savoir-faire of the House of Duval-Leroy.
Only great wines can make great Champagnes; we have selected only the best plots and vinified the grapes using the most demanding methods, without compromise, in order to obtain the purest rose colour and the most delicate of sensations.
This bright Grand Cru Vintage 2007 Champagne, with its pink-gold tints, reveals lively, complex notes of ripe fruits on the nose. Beautifully structured, its freshness combines with wild red fruit flavours.
This Champagne, with its subtle, seductive personality, displays with passion the style of Duval-Leroy.
An unusually warm spring led to early flowering and initial optimism, which soon gave way to disappointment following one of the murkiest summers on record. Overall, 2007 was a difficult vintage saved by last-minute sunshine in late-August. Mildew and rot were the main culprits of the harvest, and the level of gluconic acid rocketed. The harvest began early, on August 24th, and was abundant in volume averaging 14,242 kg/ha. Pinot Meunier posed the biggest problems and Chardonnay clearly outperformed the rest. Many of the iconic prestige cuvée blanc de blancs were successfully produced, such as Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Ruinart Dom Ruinart, Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Louis and Salon Le Mesnil. Some blended prestige cuvées such as Louis Roederer Cristal and Philipponnat Clos des Goisses were also made. Champagnes from 2007 are typically high in acidity and restrainedly classic in style, but lack the spine and strength of the greatest harvest years. Even if the vintage only receives three stars, its best Chardonnays are well worth seeking and storing.