The Chardonnay grapes come from several plots on the Les Mont-Ferrés (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.
Vine Age - Average age of the vines is 39 years.
- FRA - Champagne
Veuve Fourny is a small, family-owned estate business in France offering great value for money. The chardonnay grapes are 25% fermented in barrel, 75% in tank. Three vintages plus older reserve wines spend 2½ years on tirage. A flowery bouquet with citrus zest, spice and toast; a long, intense palate with biscuit notes, then a fresh finish.
Rating 95 - James Halliday, Weekend Australia - NOV 2014
Winery Tasting Notes
Pure expression of Chardonnay from Vertus. Blend of selected plots from harvests. 40% of Reserve wines from old vintages to give complexity as well as consistency of style.
This wine is all liveliness, purity, finesse and elegance.