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Veuve Fourny & Fils Grande Reserve Brut 1er Cru N.V. [375ml HALF BOTTLE] (Champagne, France) - [RP 90] [ST 90]
Veuve Fourny & Fils Grande Reserve Brut 1er Cru N.V. [375ml HALF BOTTLE] (Champagne, France) - [RP 90] [ST 90]


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Winery: Veuve Fourny & Fils
Varietal: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir
Region: Champagne, France
Vintage: N.V.
Bottle Size: 375 ml


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About the Producer:
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 Brut ages in their cellars for three years before release, the vintage Champagne for five years, and the Clos for nine years. 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.

About the Wine:
Unique know-how of the Veuve Fourny House: a blend of hand-picked Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Premier Cru from Vertus. Kept in small oak casks, the reserve wines enhance the complexity of this exceptional cuvée. A fresh and fruity Champagne, a perfect balance of liveliness and freshness. A great tasting moment

• ¼ of cuvée goes through malolactic fermentation
• Ages in bottle for 2 ½ years before release
• Dosage between 5-6 grams/liter (extra brut)

Ratings / Reviews:

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"NV Brut Premier Cru Grande Reserve is gorgeous. It shows remarkable depth and balance for a NV bottling. The wine blossoms beautifully on the mid-palate, with expressive pears, apples, flowers and depth, all of which come together in a finessed, totally irresistible style. The Grande Reserve is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir reserve in cask. This is Lot # L18053. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015." - Antonio Galloni (Nov 2011)

90 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"(80% chardonnay and 20% pinot noir, all from Vertus; L18053): Pale gold. High-toned aromas of lemon zest, quince and chalky minerals. Concentrated, vibrant and dry, with firm minerality adding energy and focus to the orchard fruit flavors. The tangy, lingering finish features a bright mineral note and a hint of anise." - Josh Raynolds (Dec 2011)

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