Duval-Leroy Blanc de Chardonnay Brut 1996

Vintage from Champagne, France

Price: $35.99
Item No. 62056
  • WS94

Winemaker's Notes

"Totally seductive. This lush, opulent `96 has the texture of cashmere wrapped around vanilla bean, citrus, honey and coffee notes, with an aftertaste of grilled hazelnut. Elegant, medium-bodied and sophisticated, with a chameleon character and endless appeal. Drink now through 2012. 1500 cases made"

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This independent supply, on a scale rarely found in Champagne, provides one quarter of the company¹s annual grape requirement. A major asset, it guarantees the quality and consistency of Duval-Leroy champagne. The delicate balance of three grape varieties give the wine all of its characteristics, but because we are in the Cote de Blancs, Chardonnay predominates. The vines,...

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Learn About Champagne

Champagne is both a region and a method. The wines come from the northernmost vineyards in France and the name conjures an image like no other can. An 18th Century Benedictine monk named Dom Perignon is said to be the first to blend both varietals and vintages, making good wines not only great, but also special and unique to their winemaker. Today, nearly 75% of Champagne...

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Learn About Vintage

Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wines Vintage Champagne is made in particularly good years with optimum weather and the best grape selection. Some houses, like Dom Perignon, only make vintage Champagne, so they do not produce a wine every year and have no non-vintage bottlings. What makes vintage Champagne better? Well, status for one - many vintage Champagnes are...

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