Champagne Veuve Fourny & Fils 1er Cru Cuvee R Extra Brut NV
Price : $660/bottle
- Biodynamic Practice
Region: Vertus, Champagne
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
18 months on lees without any addition of sulphites in small old oak casks, unfiltered. 2 consecutive vintages with 50%of each vintage. Ageing for at least 4 years in cellar. Dosage less than 3 gm/ l.
Salty and minerality drawn from north of Vertus, near Grand Cru Les Mesnil-sur-Oger. Freshness overlays its texture backbone with lemon, grapefruit and golden apples. It's at once creamy and tart, with high acidity contrasting low dosage, and the softening influence of barrel maturation. A gentle, buttery smoothness to the palate. Give it time to rest in glass for oak and acidity to relax.
- Stephen Tanzer: 92 pts
- Wine Spectator: 93 pts
Food Pairing: Suckling pig, King Prawns, Mushroom Risotto
Champagne Veuve Fourny & Fils, Premier Cru
Veuve Fourny family highlights premier Cru terroir in the Côte des Blancs in a neat style with elegance and freshness. From the vineyards to the cellars, they extract the purest expression of the grapes and the terroir in order to produce champagnes with a low dosage style.