The Fourny brothers are holding up the reputation of the previous four generations of grower Champagne producers at Veuve Fourny & Fils. Their estate in Vertus in the Cote de Blancs enjoys Premier Cru fruit with which they make their elegant Grande Réserve Brut. The blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir gives a floral nose and ripe citrus fruit flavors. Accessible, elegant and delicious.
The NV Brut Grande Réserve 1er Cru is bright and energetic, but also a touch ethereal in feel, especially on the mid-palate. Almond, chamomile, dried flowers and lemon are all nicely delineated in the glass. The presence of Pinot is felt in the wine's fruit profile and overall feel. Hints of smoke, licorice, dried flowers and mint add intrigue throughout.