The Veuve Fourny Grande Réserve Brut Vertus Premier Cru is made from 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir. It features fine but complex and funky aromas typical of Vertus. Quite chalky and creamy with some biscuit like characters from the Pinot Noir. Traditional ‘house’ style. Excellent combination of fruit and subtle biscuit aromas, a lovely balance of breadiness and freshness.
Plenty of forest berry pips and granny smith apple fruit in this: deep and complex-smelling but also full of sea-spray vitality. Lipsmacking, complex and pippy fruited in the mouth, with corella pear crispness and a long dry finish. Mouth-sucking and moreish to close. 9/10 - how much I like it. 94 Points; Tim White, The Australian Financial Review, October 2011
Passionate about their land which has been cultivated by their ancestors since 1856, the Fourny family produce Champagnes from grapes grown in the premier crus of Vertus, a village located in the south of the prestigious Cote des Blancs.
Champagne Veuve Fourny & Fils has been an active family domain since 1856. The estate is located in the prestigious Côte des Blancs, in the premier cru village of Vertus. Brothers Charles-Henry and Emmanuel Fourny sustainably farm over nine hectares of vineyards and have been carrying on the family wine growing tradition since 1993.
Veuve Fourny produces classic grower Champagne, raising pedigreed fruit, adhering to high standards, and hand-crafting wines that showcase the chalky terroir of Vertus. All of the Fourny vineyards are farmed according to the same meticulous practices and principles, and each parcel is vinified separately. Over 30 parcels!
This welcome new arrival is imported by De Bortoli. The style is chardonnay driven but very complex, with some aldehydes in a nutty, appley bouquet of great depth and complexity. It's nervy, taut and refined in the mouth with lip smacking tang. Rating: 95 Points; Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald
Bloody terrific fizz these Fournys. My first experience of them and wow, this is what it’s all about. Grande Reserve is a blend of 80% chardonnay and 20% pinot noir/pinot meunier. 30-40% reserve wine from previous two vintages. In the overall landscape – even in such competitive Champagne times – I’d reckon $65 is very good value for what’s in the bottle here. Rating: 94 Points; Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front
Vibrant fruit aromas, with more than a trace of nutty and appley aldehydes. Palate is delicate and fresh, clean and dry, with low but evident dosage and youthful style. Taut and fine, lean and sinewy, with line and length. Good spotless, dry finish. Lip-smacking and sherry-like. Very good indeed. Rating: 95 Points; Huon Hooke
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