2016 Vouvray “Le Portail”Champalou
France | Loire
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The village of Vertus is famous for its Chardonnay—here the long hillside known as the Côte des Blancs takes a turn that gives vines planted on the slopes above the village a southern exposure. More sunshine is crucial in a region where the climate does not favor full ripening every year. The wine is crisp and fresh and delightfully grapey—a reminder that premier cru Champagne is indeed made from grapes.
|Producer:||Veuve Fourny & Fils|
|Winemaker:||Charles and Emmanuel Fourny|
|Vineyard:||60 years average|
|Soil:||Chalk, Limestone, .80 ha|
|Aging:||Ages in bottle for 2 ½ years before release|
Veuve Fourny & Fils France | Champagne | Vertus
For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.
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