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Fleury Pere & Fils Champagne Brut

Fleury Pere & Fils Champagne Brut

750ML     
Sku: 043510

Formats available: 750 mL Appellation: Champagne AOC Region: Champagne Country: France Variety: Pinot noir 85 % Chardonnay 15 % Harvest 2001 (40%) and 2002 (60 %) Commune: Courteron Average Of Vineyards: 15-20 Year SoilType: Clay/Limestone - kimmeridgian & oxfordian period Elevation: 350 m (village : 180 m) Exposition: South, South East Harvest Date: 2001 : 21 september - 200 Average Yield: 10,000 kg/ha Fermentation Method: Malo-lactic fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel Alcohol Content: 12.27% Acidity: 4,75 g/L Residual Sugar: 8,10 g/L Production: 25,000 btls First Year Of Production: 1993 Notes: Clear and fine bubbles suggesting an impression of lightness. Honey and dry fruits aromas, long mouthfeel, vinous and mineral. "A typical wine of the House, pure, natural and amazingly drinkable" (le grand guide des vins de France 2010) First Champagne made from biodynamic vineyard, this cuvee is all about aromatic freshness, very expressiv because of the Pinot Noir but balanced with the finess of the Chardonnay. Serve as an aperitif, sea food or grilled fish.

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Description Of History And Philosophy: “We must keep the earth healthy. The structure of the soil provides the essence of the terroir.” - Jean-Sébastien Fleury Champagne Fleury has been run by the Fleury family for over a century, with each generation contributing to its reputation for innovation. In 1901, Emile Fleury became the first grower in Champagne to replant Pinot Noir after phyloxerra. His son, Robert Fleury, then made the unusual decision to bottle his own champagne in 1929. In the 1970s, Jean-Pierre Fleury became concerned about the effects of chemical agriculture on the environment and began experimenting with manual tilling and composting followed by a trial of biodynamy on 3 hectares of the estate in 1989. Within 3 years he decided to apply those principles to the entirety of his vineyard holdings. In 1993, Gault-Millau elected Jean-Pierre winemaker of the year and the international recognition has continued. Located in the Côtes de Bar in the village of Courteron, the Fleury estate vineyards stretch 15 hectares on both slopes of the Seine valley.

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