Champagne Fleury, Rosé de Saignée, Brut

Champagne Fleury, Rosé de Saignée, Brut

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Champagne Fleury, Rosé de Saignée, Brut

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The Fleury family were the first Champagne producer of the Côte des Bars, which started with vintage 1929. They later became the first biodynamic producer in the whole of Champagne. Pinot thrives in the chalk-clay soils of the region, giving a vinous character which can be attributed to their proximity to Burgundy.

This incredible Rosé is 100% old vine Pinot Noir, grown in the family’s vineyards near Couteron. After harvest the juice is given a short period of maceration on skins, in a similar way to red wine making. The impact is extraordinary, giving a vivid berry pink colour, wild berry aromatics and favours of plum pie, red current-rhubarb crumble and a perfumed vinous character. The finish is dry, but it is richer and more textured than many Champagnes. Firmly mineral. Drink now to 2030.

Davy Żyw, Wine Buyer, Berry Bros. & Rudd

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James Suckling93/100

Cherry-orange colored with aromas of blood orange, quince, raspberry, toasted nuts and herbs. Vinous and savory with subtle bubbles and a rounded finish. Very rich character. From biodynamically grown grapes. 100% pinot noir. Drink now.

James Suckling, janessuckling.com (Oct 2021) Read more

About this WINE

Champagne Fleury

Champagne Fleury

Champagne Fleury has been in the business of winemaking for over 125 years and is respected as one of the region’s first pioneers of biodynamics. Despite its long history, Fleury has remained a family winery. It is located in the far south of Champagne, in the Côtes des Bar, where the terroir has a huge amount in common with the Grand Crus of Chablis.

Fleury has never stopped innovating. In 1989, they committed fully to organic and biodynamic practices, the first in the region to do so. The winery prides itself on personifying the “art of being natural”. In this spirit, Champagne Fleury isn’t afraid to go against the grain in the interest of coaxing the very best out of the terroir.

Perhaps due to this, Fleury cuvées have a distinctive vinous quality and display outstanding precision, thanks to the care taken by the team in growing them. The mature Champagnes are a conversation piece at any gathering, managing to balance an ethereal purity of fruit with an earthy sense of place.

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Brut Champagne

Brut Champagne

Brut denotes a dry style of Champagne (less than 15 grams per litre). Most Champagne is non-vintage, produced from a blend from different years. The non-vintage blend is always based predominately on wines made from the current harvest, enriched with aged wines (their proportion and age varies by brand) from earlier harvests, which impart an additional level of complexity to the end wine. Champagnes from a single vintage are labelled with the year reference and with the description Millésimé.

Non-vintage Champagnes can improve with short-term ageing (typically two to three years), while vintages can develop over much longer periods (five to 30 years). The most exquisite and often top-priced expression of a house’s style is referred to as Prestige Cuvée. Famous examples include Louis Roederer's Cristal, Moët & Chandon's Dom Pérignon, and Pol Roger's Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill.

Recommended Producers : Krug, Billecart Salmon, Pol Roger, Bollinger, Salon, Gosset, Pierre Péters, Ruinart


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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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