Duval-Leroy Rosé Prestige Brut Premier Cru - Champagne, France
93/100 - Luca Gardini
92/100 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92/100 - Gilbert & Gaillard
92/100 - Falstaff Magazin
91/100 - Wine & Spirits Magazine
91/100 - Wine Spectator
90/100 - CellarTracker
16/20 - Gault & Millau
16/20 - Vinum Wine Magazine
Bronze - International Wine Challenge 2018
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
Silver - International Wine Challenge 2017
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
Silver - International Wine Challenge 2016
Bronze - International Wine Challenge 2015
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
Bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015
Commended - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
Only Champagne producer to be ranked by Wine Spectator in its top 100 wines ~ 2008
Gilbert & Gaillard "Refined, open nose recalling apricot and blood orange. Wonderful mouthfeel combining fullness, mellowness and freshness. Precise, long-lasting aromas. Remarkably well-melted finish. A very compelling rosé Champagne."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "The NV Rosé Prestige Brut Premier Cru is a generous and well-structured blend of Pinot Noir (90%, from Vertus, the Marne Valley and the Montagne de Reims) and Chardonnay (Côte des Blancs) that shows a very nice, medium-intense salmon color. The wine opens with a delicately aromatic but also spicy-flavored nose of red fruits (raspberries, cherries) and reveals a delicate and fresh yet intense, round and elegant palate with a very fine mousse and a good, cleansing finish. There are juniper flavors in the long finish."
Wine Spectator "Balanced and creamy, this fresh rosé offers a subtle weave of white peach, biscuit, orange zest and strawberry flavors."
Wine & Spirits "This delivers a lot of fresh fruit through the lush feel of its bubbles, bringing scents of raspberry, plum and juicy pear up out of the glass. For all its generosity, the wine follows a clean, crisp line. It's a fine aperitif to serve with saucisson."
Duval-Leroy Rosé Prestige is made only from grapes with a Premier Cru designation and then aged a minimum of three years, a hallmark practice of the Duval-Leroy Champagne house. Made primarily from Pinot Noir with a touch of Chardonnay, this wine has alternating layers of light chalky texture and firm acidity with flavors of white raspberry, rich pastry, lemon zest and ginger.
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)
Champagne is the most iconic sparkling wine in the world, produced in the region of Champagne in France. Synonymous with celebration, champagne is typically produced from a few specific varieties of grapes: pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot meunier. With effervescent flavors of citrus, almond, and apple, champagne comes in varying levels of sweetness and has a moderate amount of alcohol. The most treasured Champagnes age for a minimum of 3 years.
The Champagne region is located 140 kilometres from Paris, France. While the vines in this region have been producing wine since the Roman era, it is only in the past couple of hundred years that winemakers began producing Champagne using méthode champenoise - the complex method that produces the style of Champagne the world knows and loves today. Another important component of the production of champagne is the chalk and limestone soils which dominate the Champagne region. Vines grown in these conditions result in wines that are high in acidity - a key component to making good sparkling wine. Champagne's northerly location - about as north as grapes can ripen - also allow for higher acidity and lower alcohol levels which are also very important for producing quality sparkling wine.