First, pay attention to the balance, which I find remarkable. After that, floral notes harmonize with a delicate creamy texture. That telltale Fourny freshness and finesse complement a nutty richness that is the result of the terroir, the stellar élevage, and five years’ aging on its lees. –Anthony Lynch
|Producer:||Veuve Fourny & Fils|
|Winemaker:||Charles and Emmanuel Fourny|
|Vineyard:||60 years average|
|Soil:||Chalk, Limestone, .80 ha|
|Aging:||Ages for at least 9 years in bottle before release|
Veuve Fourny & Fils France | Champagne | Vertus
Champagne Veuve Fourny & Fils is relatively new to the KLWM portfolio, although it has been an active family domaine since 1856. The estate is located in prestigious Côte des Blancs, in the premier cru village of Vertus, giving them the rare opportunity to grow Pinot Noir as well as Chardonnay. Brothers Charles-Henry and Emmanuel sustainably farm nearly nine hectares of vineyards, carrying on the family tradition since 1993. All of their vineyards are farmed according to the same meticulous practices and principles, with each parcel vinified individually. Veuve Fourny produces classic grower Champagne, raising pedigreed fruit, adhering to high standards, and hand-crafting wines that showcase the chalky terroir of Vertus.
Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.
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