Veuve Fourny Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru Non Vintage
Variety : 100% Chardonnay.
Region : France Vertus
The Chardonnay grapes come from several plots on the Les MontFerrés (Vertus ler Cru). The fruit from this site gives good concentration and produces quite aromatic juices and resulting base wine. Slopes face South and South East giving optimal maturing conditions. Average age of the vines is 40 years.
Tasting Note: Liveliness, purity, finesse and elegance.
Winemaking: Hand-picked. Pure expression of Chardonnay from Vertus. Blend of selected plots from harvests. 20% of Reserve wines from old vintages to give complexity as well as consistency of style. On tirage for 2 ½ years with Dosage of 6 grams / litre.
One of my favourite budget-priced champagnes. The flavours of ripe white peach, grapefruit and fig and brioche follow on the lead of the bouquet, and do not waver on the long finish and lingering aftertaste.
93 Points. James Halliday's Top 100, Weekend Australian, Nov 2021