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Veuve Fourny & Fils Grande Reserve Brut 1er Cru NV (Champagne, France) - [AG 93] [ST 90] [WS 90]
Veuve Fourny & Fils Grande Reserve Brut 1er Cru N.V. (Champagne, France) - [AG 93] [ST 90] [WS 90]

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Winery: Veuve Fourny & Fils
Varietal: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir
Region: Champagne, France
Vintage: N.V.
Bottle Size: 750 ml


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Notes from the Winemaker:

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.

Vertus Premier Cru 80 %, Other Premiers and Grands Crus 20 %
Brown topsoil over chalk
Age of the vines > 40 years

Grape variety: 80 % Chardonnay / 41B, 20 % Pinot Noir / 41B

Vinification: Cuvée (First pressed juices), 7 months on lees without any addition of SO2

Blending: 3 consecutive vintages, 40 % of Reserve wines kept in oak casks

Ageing: In bottles, At least 2.5 years on lees in our cellars

Dosage: Brut, 6 grams per litre, grape sugar syrup

Ratings / Reviews:
93 Points - Vinous Media:
"The NV Brut Grande Réserve wraps around the palate with striking depth and pure, crystalline purity. A host of lemon and citrus notes meld into smoke, graphite and honey. Rich and dense to the core, the Grand Réserve impresses for its vinosity and depth. This is a serious Champagne endowed with plenty of grip and tension. There is much to admire here. Disgorged June 2013." - Antonio Galloni (November 2014)

90 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"(80% chardonnay and 20% pinot noir; L10030): Pale gold. Citrus fruits and green apple on the high-pitched, mineral-tinged nose. Spicy, penetrating and refreshingly brisk, offering Meyer lemon and bitter pear skin flavors that put on weight with aeration. Closes firm and long, with lingering spiciness and a touch of anise." - Josh Raynolds (Dec 13)

90 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A firm Champagne, with a fine, lively bead, this offers ripe and tangy fruit flavors of apricot and juicy blackberry, aromatic apple blossom and smoke notes, and accents of honey and brioche. Disgorged June 2013. Drink now through 2019. 250 cases imported." – AN (Web Only - 2014)

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