AOC Champagne Fleury Blanc de Blancs
If you're looking for top-quality organic champagne, look no further than this amazing vintage. Produced by renowned organic winemaker Jean-Sébastien Fleury, this "blanc de blancs" is made from 100% biodynamic Chardonnay grapes vinified in a rich style with strong notes of yeast and bread. It is quality vintage champagne, but at a price you can afford. The nose is heavy with nuts and earth, along with apple core, cloves, and minerals. This vintage is racy and flavourful, with bright acidity to make it sing on your palate. It is a long wine, with elegant flavours and a refreshingly lemony finish. It's absolutely delicious, with clear flavours that will make it a refined vintage champagne that can be enjoyed at any occasion.
93 Points - Tom Cannavan's Wine-Pages.com, 'Champagne Fleury is a favourite producer of mine, biodynamic, and low sulphur is the regime for this 2005 vintage Chardonnay wine. It shows classic bruised apple, complex oxidative notes, and then it has lovely precision and really juicy, striking acidity. Lemon pith and zest streaks across the palate, in a stylish and layered Champagne.' July 2016 (2005 vintage)
Bronze Medal - International Wine Challenge 2012 (2005 vintage) - 'Refined mousse, vivacious acidity, lemony and austere finish'
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.