Powerful, ripe Chardonnay fruit meets the nerve and minerality common to all Veuve Fourny cuvées. Chalky terroir and precise winemaking shine though in this richer vintage. Already showing beautifully, the 2009 will continue to develop for many more years.
|Producer:||Veuve Fourny & Fils|
|Winemaker:||Charles and Emmanuel Fourny|
|Vineyard:||60 years average|
|Soil:||Chalk, Limestone, .80 ha|
|Aging:||Ages for at least 5 years in bottle before release|
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.
Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.
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