Duval-Leroy Clos des Bouveries 2005

31st October 2014

Duval-Leroy Clos des Bouveries 2005

A perfect marriage of soil and expertise.

Clos des Bouveries, overlooking the village of Vertus, is an ancient plot of land belonging to the Duval-Leroy family, which enjoys a mid-slope position facing due east. This situation provides exceptional conditions producing one of the earliest growth cycles in the area, and enriching the fruits with an intense concentration of flavour, giving a most favourable effect on the senses.

A pioneer in the sustainable development of vineyards, the Great House of Duval-Leroy creates the concept of the oeno-climatic cuvee. The Clos des Bouveries cuvee is a vintage champagne every year. The wine reflects the impact of the the climate on Champagne and shows the effect of its changes in the medium and long term.

This champagne reflects the terroir, the climate and the know-how of the Chef de Cave. From a single plot and from a single grape variety, Clos des Bouveries is partially fermented in oak barrels to contribute fine woody notes and partially fermented in stainless steel tanks for mineral purity.

This vintage 2005 reflects the influence of the climate on the vineyard. Indeed, the year 2005 was marked by alternating quiet periods of growth and more active sprouting. After a dry winter, the bud burst started on April 13th. Thanks to temperatures higher than the ten year average,, the blooming started on June 14th, the veraison on August 8th and the harvest on September 15th. This vegetative cycle was very similar to that of the vintage 2002. The climatic conditions allowed a healthy harvest notable for a good balance between sugar and acidity.

Thus, this Clos des Bouveries 2005 Champagne shows silver tints shaded by a yellow-green colour, and lemon and pear aromas, adorned by a subtle eucalyptus hint, followed by fine smoky notes.

Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay

Written by Stephane Barlerin


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