Vve Fourny & Fils Vertus Premier Cru Brut Rose Champagne
Vve Fourny & Fils Vertus Premier Cru Brut Rose Champagne. 67% Chardonnay and 33% Pinot Noir (60% of the Pinot Noir is vinified as a white wine, and 30% as a red) 50% of the entire is raised in Burgundian barrels. Ages in bottle for 2 years before release Dosage between 5-6 grams/liter (extra brut)Current disgorgement: May 2012
The Veuve Fourny and Fils Rose has a nose filled with guava, red grapefruit, pomegranate, fresh bread, and a light yeastiness. The palate shows a good mousse, fuller palate and a touch of cream. In terms of paring matches, I would be inclined to Pork Carnitas in a taco format or a leg of lamb slow cooked with a herb rub. Anything low and slow on the marbled meat end of things would pair wonderfully. D&M Tasting Notes
Sustainably farmed, organically fertilized, harvested by hand
Veuve Fourny produces classic grower Champagne, raising pedigreed fruit, adhering to high standards, and hand-crafting wines that showcase the chalky terroirof Vertus. All of the Fournys’ vineyards are farmed according to the same meticulous practices and principles, and each parcel is vinified individually. The Brut ages in their cellars for three years before release, the vintage Champagne for five years, and the Clos for nine years. The house style at Veuve Fourny is best characterized as classic Côte des Blancs: a fine bead, rich, deep aromatics, and a complex minerality emphasizing freshness and purity. The Fournys believe in minimal dosage for all of their Champagnes, preferring to let the individual terroirsexpress themselves more clearly. This technique, in addition to their dedication to partial malolactic fermentations in their overall blends, impeccable vineyard management, and their decision to age most base wine partially in barrel, all contribute to their unique style.