AOC Champagne Extra Brut Vintage 2002/04
From Pinot Noir grapes with outstanding ripeness and balance, this bone-dry Champagne is a great follow up to the Trophy winning 1995 vintage. Heady aromas and persistent mouthfilling flavours, this is another masterpiece from the Fleury family.
Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015 'Creamy, forceful nose with aromas of acacia honey, citrus and lily blossoms. The palate is impressive indeed, building gently from a modest foundation before moving through the gears to deliver complex, rounded flavours of fabulous, ripe citrus fruits and a touch of chalky minerality.' (2002 vintage)
Biodynamic since 1989, Champagne Fleury has always been a trailblazing estate. In 1904 Emile Fleury was the first to plant grafted pinot noir vines in the area post-phylloxera. In 1929 his son Robert took the plunge and decided to make single-vintage champagnes. Subsequently, Jean-Pierre Fleury was the first grower in Champagne to convert to biodynamics. He began with just 3 hectares, then in 1992 the whole estate. The Fleury vineyards are located on chalky slopes on both sides of the Seine valley, 90% planted with pinot noir and the rest with chardonnay.