N.V. Veuve Fourny Grande Reserve Brut 1er Cru

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 89
Vinous Media: 92
Burghound: 92
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
Price :
$39.95
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"Sleek acidity frames this open-knit Champagne. The lively, lightly creamy bead carries accessible flavors of poached apricot, lemon curd and fleur de sel. Disgorged November 2018. Drink now. 600 cases imported. -AN" (WS)

"The NV Brut Premier Cru sizzles with tension. Lemon confit, green pear and exotic floral notes open first, followed by hints of tropical fruit that add striking inner perfume. Bright saline notes extend the finish effortlessly. The Brut Premier Cru is flat-out delicious. That's pretty much all there is to it. Disgorged: December, 2019." (VM)

"A beautifully elegant combination offers a range of citrus and white orchard fruit aromas that are trimmed with nuances of brioche and yeast. By contrast the flavors profile is on the full-bodied side in the context of what is typical for Fourny, all wrapped in a complex, long and agreeably dry and balanced finish thanks to the fine but firm mousse. This is lovely and a wine that could be enjoyed now or held for a few more years first." (BH)

Winery Notes:
80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir

Located entirely in the Premier Cru Village of Vertus in the Cote de Blancs. This is Chardonnay country and more importantly the style of this house is very low dosage so that the wines are remarkably dry and crisp. The wines undergo full malolactic fermentation giving the wines incredible richness while the palate is still crisp and fresh. These are my favorite Champagnes.(KL)

Veuve Fourny: Located entirely in the Premier Cru Village of Vertus in the Cote de Blancs. This is Chardonnay country and more importantly the style of this house is very low dosage so that the wines are remarkably dry and crisp. The wines undergo partial malolactic fermentation. Some base wines go through full malo while others do not undergo malo at all, giving the wines incredible richness while the palate is still crisp and fresh.

Here is a quote from one of the world’s leading sources on Champagne, Richard Juhlin:

“Since 1955 the Fourny family has made its own champagne. Nowadays Monique and Charles Fourny make delicious champagnes from their 6.5 hectares. Organic farming, old vines, and oak barrels are the keys to their rapid success. The oaky, ultra-serious wines from Clos Notre Dame need to be given time! The hour that was accidently given to me was enough to show the beginnings of greatness in the 98. A touch of smoky barrel and concentrated organic loveliness!”