Veuve Fourny Cuvee R NV Extra Brut
This is one of the best cuvees around regardless of cost. Created in the memory of their father who passed away at an early age. 100% Chardonnay, Organic farming, natural yeasts, battonage and no filtration with a very low dosage of 3g/Litre.
Vineyard Soil is redzine over chalk from the area of ‘Les Barilliers’ and ‘Les Justices’ give high quality grapes which are the main terroirs of Cuvée ‘R’. Slopes face South and South-East giving optimal maturing conditions. Average vine age to 50 years.
Tasting Note: Opulence and smoothness: a great Blanc de Blancs gourmet champagne, for exceptional dishes. The nose has hints of citrus, minerals, vanilla all flowing seamlessly into an intense and unctuous palate showing spices, dried fruits and almonds. Super long finish with pin-point acid, precise balance and an ultra fine delicate mousse.
White truffle is the best tribute you can pay it. Great ripe soft cheeses would also be a perfect partner.
Winemaking: Hand-picked. The immaculate fruit is gently pressed and fermented in small oak casks. As the juices are transformed into wines, they rest quietly in the underground chalk cellars until the following spring.
The wines undergo ‘battonage’ or lees stirring to encourage the lees to release some of their lovely aromatics. On tirage for 4 years.