Monday, January 4, 2016

Champagne Duval-Leroy Brut

Sparkling Wine of the Week: Champagne Duval-Leroy Brut

On New Year's day, my husband and I cook some version of the traditional southern meal that my family has always enjoyed. Every year we serve pork for continued good health, cabbage or some type of greens for prosperity and black-eyed peas for good luck. A tradition that we have added is the serving of bubbles to start the meal for a bit of added enrichment. This year we popped open a magnum sized bottle of Champagne Duval-Leroy Brut to greet our guests, many of whom opted to continue with it throughout the meal. 

A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this wine has predominantly nutty aromas and flavors over lemon custard with a lingering mineral-laced finish. Approximately $65 for the magnum bottle.