Producer profile – Duval-Leroy

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Richard Juhlin

Duval-Leroy was for many years the leading light on Buyer’s own brand market. The directors recently decided that the company was to discontinue that type of production and to concentrate on refining their own wines.

The company harvests grapes from 60 different villages and uses all the grapes from the second pressing. 35 people care for the vineyards, which are 150 hectares in size, all the year round.

The present owners and the woman president, Carol Duval-Leroy, who took over in 1991 after her husband, are all very serious. A programme of modernisation directed towards higher quality is at present being carried out. Hervé Jestin has handed over the wine-making to a woman by the name of Sandrine Logette and there is no indication of anything other than that the quality will continue to be improved.

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