2012 Veuve Fourny Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru

Year: 2012
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Burghound: 90
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
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"A finely knit Champagne that swathes the palate in a raw silk–like texture and flavors of slivered almond, poached apricot and lemon sorbet, while a subtle, tangy hint of saline lingers on the racy finish. Elegant. Disgorged January 2018. Drink now through 2027. 40 cases imported. -AN" (WS)

"Light golden color. A ripe and intensely yeasty nose is comprised mostly by notes of baked bread, poached pear, petrol and a whiff of Meyer lemon. The moderately rich and slightly rustic medium-bodied flavors are supported by a firm but not especially fine effervescence before terminating in a quinine and citrus zest finale. As my note makes plain, this is not an elegant Champagne but it does already offer fine complexity." (BH)

Winery Notes:
2012 Vertus Extra-Brut 1er Cru “Monts de Vertus” Millésimé:
• Produced only in the best vintages from their best Chardonnay vines

• Wine typically does not go through malolactic fermentation, but it depends on the vintage

• Ages for at least 5 years in bottle before release

• Current disgorgement: January 2018

• Vintage 2012: dosage is 3 grams/liter