Lèo de Verzay, a luxury champagne from one of the first Champenoise families of France is now available for the first time in the United States in 41 states by entrepreneurs Scott Disick and Brad Turk. Founded by an 8th generation wine-grower Charlotte Castagne-Chaudron, an heir of Maison Chaudron (est 1820), one of the 75 global “Grandes Maison de Champagne,” the champagne is the fusion of the love and heritage of champagne with modern finesse.
Lèo de Verzay’s Reign Brut and Reine Rosé are the varietals selected for the brand’s initial US launch. The Reign Brut is a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, blending vivacity, roundness and freshness, highlighted by notes of grapefruit and citrus on the nose and a taste of brioche and dried fruit on the palate. The Reine Rosé features Pinot Noir subtly balanced by Chardonnay, which gives it the aroma of red berries and slight hazelnut and boasts a smooth, fresh finish taste on the palate with flavor notes of acidulous apple and flavors of wild berries.
The family owns 18 acres of vines. They initially settled 100% Grand Cru in Verzenay before expanding their domain throughout several villages growing Premier and Grand Cru in the Reims Mountain: Verzy, Verzenay, Vaudemange, and Villers. Leo de Verzay Champagnes are only made of wines coming from the first press. Leo de Verzay Cuvées are aged a minimum of three years in the bottle and embody everything the Champagne experience has come to represent and does so with an irrepressibly artistic and powerful personality down to the certified Swarovski crystals adorning each bottle.