Duval Leroy Brut Blanc de Blancs Millésime Grand Cru NV - Champagne, France
93/100 Wine Spectator
92/100 Wine Enthusiast
90/100 Robert Parker
Only Champagne producer to be ranked by Wine Spectator in its Top 100 Wines ~ 2008
Established in 1859, the House of Duval-Leroy is a six-generation family-owned champagne-maker. It is one of the biggest vineyard estates held by a single house. Vineyards owned in all of the villages classified Grand Cru of the “Côte des Blancs” and over 40% of total hectarage situated in Premier and Grand Cru villages.
CEO, Carol Duval-Leroy is the first woman to be nominated for the Presidency of the Association of Champagne Wine Producers Association. She was voted 'Most Influential Woman in Champagne' (Revue du Vin de France), 'Belgium Wine Personality in 2012' (VinoMagazine), and 'Top 50 of the Most Powerful Women in Wine.' (The Drink Business)
Blanc de Blancs is white Champagne made exclusively from white grapes, and usually Chardonnay. Those made only from one or more red wine grapes – usually Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – are called Blanc de Noirs. The two terms translate as "White from Whites" and "White from Blacks". Blanc de Blanc Champagnes tend to taste different from the most familiar non-vintage cuvées. Those usually include considerable proportions of black-skinned Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.