AOC Champagne Fleur de L'Europe
'Pale peach skin color. Nutty, mature aromas of poached pear, brown sugar, herbs and a hint of sherry. Fleshy and expansive but dry-edged, with smoky orchard fruit and hazelnut flavors and a late note of bitter lemon. Complex, smoky and nicely persistent, leaving notes of honey, singed orange and peach pit behind. This would be superb with a buttery seafood or mushroom dish.' 91 Points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
'Firm and balanced, with subtle green pear, fig and anise notes. A mineral note pushes through and lingers on the refined finish.' 90 Points Wine Spectator Magazine
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.
- nice treat Review by cedartom