Carol is the quintessential lady of Champagne.

Yesterday, she was propelled to the head of the company in sad circumstances; today, countless awards and medals endorse her success. The road travelled since 1991 has been an impressive one, just as impressive as the milestones achieved by a house founded in 1859 following the union of two families. Now in its sixth generation, Duval-Leroy has overcome hazards and adversity to remain true to its honourable wish for independence, born from integrity and high standards and a source of boundless creativity.

The world over, the word ‘champagne’ is aspirational, synonymous with happy occasions and joyful celebrations. It single-handedly represents French art de vivre, and Carol can justifiably be proud of making a contribution that has commanded such admiration. In this family history, Carol is the female lead who has earned respect in a maledominated world. Yet there is only one yardstick against which she measures her efforts: the pleasure of raising Duval-Leroy into the ranks of the world’s most prestigious champagne houses.