AOC Champagne Fleury Blanc de Noirs
Where would we be without Fleury and his magnificent Blanc de Noirs. We love it, our customers love it and so do the critics. It's a bold, bready, raspberry flavoured Champagne that exudes class. You'll struggle to find better at this price.
Grand Gold Medal - Mundus Vini 2016
Gold Medal - Mundus Vini 2015
Recommended by Olly Smith in The Mail on Sunday - 'Excellent and full-flavoured' February 2016
89 Points, The Wine Gang, 'It's certainly not new to our reviews, but the biodynamic Fleury's Pinot Noir Champagne deserves any number of airings. It's rounded and fresh with eniticing peach and raspberry fruit and a duvet-soft texture. As well as being biodynamic, it's low in sulphur. It's also available in quarter and half-bottles.' May 2015
91 points Tim Atkin: 'Formerly known as Carte Rouge, this all Pinot Noir cuvée is savoury and dry, with lovely red fruits on the mid-palate, with small bubbles, a creamy mousse and very good palate length. Only 8 grams of dosage here.'
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.