Champagne Duval-Leroy Rose Prestige Premier Cru NV (Vertus, France) "...white peach, orange zest, strawberry..."
The Rosé Prestige plays on themes of harmony and seduction in a modern context.
Its bottle, with its bronze tints and delicate curves, holds a shower of pink-gold stars which has become a paradigm.
The delicacy of its bubbles, a string of fine pearls, escapes from the crystalline elegance of the airy neck of the bottle created by Carol Duval-Leroy.
Its salmon colour, created from Premier Cru Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, holds one’s eye and brings hints of amber to the fore. Its bouquet releases a wealth of aromas: wild cherries, figs and even a hint of ginger and geraniums.
With a solid maturity and balanced vinosity, this wine represents the best of what Duval-Leroy has to offer to knowledgeable wine lovers and fans of fine rosés.
Producer: “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.”
Tasting Panel: “The largest family-owned house in Champagne. Pale pink; juicy and fresh with elegant, tangy, balanced style; raspberry and citrus, mineral and showing considerable finesse.” – 93 Points
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.” – 91 Points
Wine Spectator: “Balanced and creamy, this fresh rosé offers a subtle weave of white peach, biscuit, orange zest and strawberry flavors.” – 90 points