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Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Vertus Brut 1er Cru
Blanc de Blancs
Chardonnay 40 years Chalk, Limestone 4 ha
Vertus Brut Nature 1er Cru
Blanc de Blancs
Chardonnay 60 years average Chalk, Limestone 1.5 ha
Vertus Brut
"Grande Réserve" 1er Cru
80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir 40 years Chalk, Limestone 4.5 ha
Vertus Extra Brut
“Cuvée R” 1er Cru
90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir 60 years average Chalk, Limestone 1 ha
NV Vertus “Extra Dry” 1er Cru

50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir 40 years Clay, Limestone, Chalk 1 ha
Vertus Rosé Brut 1er Cru
85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir (still) 40 years Chalk, Limestone 2 ha
Vertus Rosé Extra Brut 1er Cru “Les Rougesmonts”
Pinot Noir 15 years Red clay, limestone .22 ha
Rosé Extra Brut 1er Cru “Vinothèque” Millésimé
50% Chardonnay, 35% Blanc de Pinot Noir, 15% Rouge de Pinot Noir 50 years Chalk 0.5 ha
Vertus Extra Brut 1er Cru “Monts de Vertus” Millésimé
Chardonnay 60 years average Chalk, Limestone .80 ha
Vertus Extra Brut 1er Cru “Cuvée du Clos Faubourg Notre Dame” Millésimé
Chardonnay 60 years average Chalk, Limestone .23 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Sustainably farmed, organically fertilized, harvested by hand

• For a long, slow fermentation, the must is fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel cuves

• The lees are stirred regularly

• 70% wine aged in temperature controlled cuve, 30% aged in Burgundian barrels on the lees for 6 months

• The Fournys almost always blend wines that have gone through malolactic fermentation with wines that have not, preferring their blends to have both roundness and freshness


NV Brut Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru :

• ¼ of the cuvée goes through malolactic fermentation
• Ages in bottle for 2 ½ years before release
• Current disgorgement: July 2014
• Dosage 6 grams/liter (extra brut)

NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature 1er Cru :

• Ages in bottle for 2 ½ years before release
• Current disgorgement: May 2015
• Vintages in the current disgorgement: Primarily 2012, with 2011, 2010, 2008
• A staff favorite at KLWM
• No dosage

NV Brut “Grand Réserve” 1er Cru :

• ¼ of cuvée goes through malolactic fermentation
• Ages in bottle for 2 ½ years before release
• Current disgorgement: January 2016
• Vintages in the current disgorgement: Primarily 2012, with 2011, 2010, 2009
• Dosage 6 grams/liter (extra brut)

NV “Cuvée R” Extra Brut 1er Cru :

• Vinified in 100% Burgundian barrels (between 3-15 years old)
• Goes through malolactic fermentation
• Not filtered
• Ages for at least 4 years in bottle before release
• One of the domaine’s flagship cuvées, named after the Fourny’s father, Roger
• Typically a blend of two vintages to combine richness with finesse
• Current disgorgement: January 2015
• Vintages in the current disgorgement: 2011, 2010
• Dosage approximately 3-4 grams/liter

NV Vertus “Extra Dry” 1er Cru :

• Ages for 2 ½ years before release
• A perfect dessert Champagne
• Current disgorgement: March 2015
• Vintages in the current disgorgement: 2012, 2011, 2010
• Dosage approximately 17 grams/liter

NV Rosé Brut 1er Cru :

• 85% Chardonnay, 15% old vine Pinot Noir still
• 30% of Chardonnay is reserve wine
• 50% completes malolactic fermentation
• Direct Press
• Cuvée is raised entirely in Burgundian barrels
• Ages in bottle for 2 years before release
• Current disgorgement: September 2016
• Vintages in the current disgorgement: Primarily 2013, with 2012, 2011
• Dosage is 6 grams/liter (extra brut)

Versus Rosé Extra Brut 1er Cru “Les Rougesmonts” :

• Saignée, vinified in stainless steel tanks
• Malolactic fermentation completed
• Ages in bottle for 2 years before release
• Vintages in the current disgorgement: 2012 (a single vintage wine, but not labeled as such)
• Dosage is 3 grams/liter (extra brut)

Rosé Extra Brut 1er Cru “Vinothèque” Millésimé :
• Direct press for the Chardonnay and Blanc de Pinot Noir, short maceration for the Rouge de Pinot Noir
• Chardonnay and the Blanc de Pinot Noir complete malolactic fermentation, the Rouge de Pinot noir does not
• After blending, wine is aged for 7 months on the lees, in Burgundian barrels
• Ages in bottle for 4 years before release
• Current disgorgement: June 2015 (2011 Vintage)
• Dosage is 3-4 grams/liter (extra brut)

Vertus Extra-Brut 1er Cru “Monts de Vertus” Millésimé :

• Produced only in the best vintages from their best Chardonnay vines
• Wine typically does not go through malolactic fermentation, but it depends on the vintage
• Ages for at least 5 years in bottle before release
• Current disgorgement: April 2015 (2009 Vintage)
• Vintage 2009: dosage is 3 grams/liter

Extra Brut “Cuvée du Clos Faubourg Notre Dame Millésimé” 1er Cru :

• The tête de cuvée of Champagne Veuve Fourny of 100% Chardonnay, all sourced from a small, walled-in clos right next to their winery in Vertus, planted with their oldest vines in pure chalk
• Wine goes through malolactic fermentation, vinified in barrel
• Only released in special years after aging for at least 9 years in bottle
• Incredible capacity for aging
• Current disgorgement: November 2014 (2005 Vintage), February 2015 (2006 Vintage)
• Dosage approximately 3 grams/liter

General Information

Country
France
Region
Champagne
Appellation(s)
Champagne
Producer
Charles and Emmanuel Fourny
Founded
1856
Annual Production
12,500 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.champagne-veuve-fourny.com
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