AOC Champagne Notes Blanches Pinot Blanc Brut Nature
Rare Champagne made from 100% Pinot Blanc (little known but permitted variety, after Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier). Usually used in blends only, in 2009 it was decided to create this all new cuvée. Generously rounded with ripe, soft white fruit flavours. Its quirky yes, and excitingly different, with just 3500 bottles produced.
Gold Medal - Mundus Vini 2015
92 Points - Josh Raynolds, 'Light yellow-gold. Exotically perfumed aromas of white peach, melon, honey and white flowers, with a hint of green almond in the background. Fleshy and smooth on the palate, offering juicy orchard and pit fruit flavors and a touch of candied fig. A steely mineral quality adds lift and bite to the finish, which hangs on with excellent tenacity and suave florality. There are precious few all-Pinot Blanc Champagnes out there and this one make a pretty strong case for the concept--or conceit.' Vinous Media, January 2015
Bronze Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
'This 100% Pinot Blanc champagne is something very special. It's energetic, explosively aromtic with a gorgeous, multi-layered richness and impressive complexity. It has no dosage [added sugar] - it doesn't need it. A terrific wine from one of Champagne's longest established biodynamic producers.' Giles Fallowfield's Top Picks, Imbibe Magazine, December 2015
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.