Champagne Veuve Fourny & Fils
1st September 2014
Champagne is always full of emotions, and moreover in our family, it means passion, the passion of the craftsman-winemaker, growing vines on a magnificent Vertus Premier Cru terroir. A treasure which we have been pampering since 1856. We are therefore the fifth generation to produce champagne wines.
From Albert, our grand-father and his son Roger and Mme Veuve Fourny, we have inherited a know-how as well as old vineyards, including the Clos Faubourg Notre-Dame, a rarity in Champagne. We are proud to work with it as it has been a monopoly of the Fourny family since 1930.
Although we are brothers, we are first accomplices and complementary, so we naturally took over the Family House in 1993. Through our personal experiences and our very different characters, we have jointly decided on the style of our cuvées.
The collection of champagnes highlights our Premier Cru terroir in the Côte des Blancs in a neat style with a fair share of elegance and freshness. We do our utmost, from the vineyards to the cellars,to extract the purest expression of the grapes and the terroir in order to produce champagnes with a low dosage.
The Excellence of a Terrior
We work with this beautiful Vertus terroir, listed as Premier Cru. A “complete” terroir, due to its geological features. The soils, mostly calcareous, contain very little clay, with areas of pure chalk, and there are therefore three different types of soils: brown topsoil over chalk, rendzine over chalk and brown topsoil over chalky gravel.
Exposure to the sun is also an essential factor for the diversity of the terroir and Vertus enjoys three different exposures: East, South and South-East.
Therefore we operate a very strict selection of our plots with a separate vinification of the grapes coming from about thirty “lieux-dits” located in Vertus Premier Cru only. This mosaic of expressions gives specific personalities and identities to each of the blends in our cuvées. Moreover, we are fortunate in having a further advantage: the average age of our vines is over 40 years.
Glass of Bubbly
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