Boy do we have a treat for you! This Wednesday at 7 pm we’re hosting Ken Fasules as he presents the entire line-up from the luxurious French Champagne house of Duvel-Leroy. Here’s what we’re pouring:
- Duval-Leroy Brut Champagne ($36)
- Duval-Leroy Rose Brut ($52)
- Duval-Leroy Rose Sec Champagne ($30)
- Duval-Leroy Paris Champagne ($50)
- Duval-Leroy Clos des Bouveries Champagne ($60)
- Duval-Leroy Femme de Champagne ($165)
- Brian Carter Opulento Dessert Wine ($35)
To buy them all separately, you’d have to spend $427. We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to pour these all for you for only $20 per person. I’m especially excited about the Femme de Champagne, pictured, which is a special treat!
Space is very limited and will fill up on a first-come first-served basis. You can lock up your seats online here, or by calling Enoteca at 208-457-9885. Just a reminder, we are open Monday-Saturday 11-7pm now through the end of the year!
Champagne DUVAL-LEROY was founded in 1859 when two Champagne families came together to share their interests.
Since its creation, Champagne DUVAL-LEROY has been located in Vertus, in the heart of “La Cote des Blancs”. Currently the House cultivates about 200 hectares, much of which is devoted to production of high quality Chardonnay grapes. The predominance of Chardonnay in the elaboration of the cuvees gives a finesse, lightness and elegance to DUVAL-LEROY champagnes. Headed by Carol DUVAL-LEROY since 1991, the company is one of the few remaining 100% family-owned Champagne firms and is ranked in the 15 top Champagne houses.
Here are some tasting notes on Femme de Champagne:
Carol Duval-Leroy and Sandrine Logette-Jardin, her wine maker, have together created a distinctive bottle with its rounded lines which nurtures a great Champagne, golden like a jewel and soft like a fragrance, designed to gain approval from people of taste and distinction.
The prestigious cuvee Femme de Champagne is the product of the development of select vineyard plots put in place by the House of Duval-Leroy.
The Chardonnay Grand Crus of Mont-Aigu from Chouilly, Chapelle of Avize, Terre de Noël from Oger, and Chetillon and Aillerand from Mesnil sur Oger, are vinified separately in oak barrels to highlight the elegance and vitality, while a touch of Pinot Noir imparts roundness and character.
Femme de Champagne vintage 2000 is an outstanding example of a special year. It is in the line of other unforgettable vintages, 1990, 1995 and 1996.
Its yellow gold colour carries fine strands of bubbles which reveal complex notes of a lively maturity: brioche, vanilla and wood aromas alternating with citrus fruits such as lemon and mandarin. After the fine initial burst of flavour in the mouth comes a silky touch interwoven with remarkable length on the palate.
With its “Femme de Champagne”, the Maison opens its doors to an unforgettable tasting experience.
Grapes varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
How to enjoy it: With boiled eggs or caviar
This wine has won multiple awards, here are some press notes on it.
96/100 – TOP WINES RECOMMENDED BY Bruce SANDERSON
– Vintage 1995 (75 cl) “A gorgeous Champagne from start to finish. Supple, creamy and stylish, it exhibits lemon candy, vanilla, coffee and hazelnut aromas and flavours. It’s fresh and beautifully balanced, with a long coffee and butter-scotch aftertaste. Drink now through 2020.