Veuve Fourny Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature (750ml)
Veuve Fourny has been an active family domaine since 1856. The estate is located in the prestigious Côte des Blancs, in the premier cru village of Vertus, an appellation that gives them the rare opportunity to grow Pinot Noir as well as Chardonnay. Veuve Fourny produces classic grower Champagne, raising pedigreed fruit, adhering to high standards, and hand-crafting wines that showcase the chalky terroir of Vertus. All of the Fournys’ vineyards are farmed according to the same meticulous practices and principles, and each parcel is vinified individually. The house style at Veuve Fourny is best characterized as classic Côte des Blancs: a fine bead, rich, deep aromatics, and a complex minerality emphasizing freshness and purity. The Fournys believe in minimal dosage for all of their Champagnes, preferring to let the individual terroirs express themselves more clearly. This technique, in addition to their dedication to partial malolactic fermentations in their overall blends, impeccable vineyard management, and their decision to age most base wine partially in barrel, all contribute to their unique style.
Made only from hand harvested old vine Chardonnay, this is a Brut Nature Champagne with no dosage. In harmony with its citrus notes, finesse, fruity and balanced palate, it is bursting with intensity and freshness. It will bring out the richness and diversity of seafood at the start of any meal.
Chardonnay grapes are hand harvested from Premier Crus sites in the Cote des Blancs village of Vertus and other Premiers Crus sites. The vines are about 40 years old. The cuvée is made up of first pressed juices only and rests for 7 months on lees, minimum use of sulphur; 75% in stainless steel vat and 25% in oak casks. The blend is made up of 3 consecutive vintages, 20% of reserve wines. The wine undergoes its second fermentation in bottle and ages on the lees in cellar. No dosage is added. Bonus, no need to worry about cork taint, Veuve Fourny uses the Mytik Diamant cork to ensure a clean final wine.