The attention to detail displayed by Emmanuel and Charles-Henry Fourny is astonishing. They are making some of the most exciting wines in Champagne and are emerging as new stars of their generation. They now own and lease (from other family members) some 20 hectares of 1er Cru vineyards in the Côtes de Blancs and all exclusively from the limestone and pure chalk soils of Vertus.
Fruit from stalk-stripped Pinot Noir and picked by hand, this vintage reveals the old-fashioned know-how of Veuve Fourny: manual grape-stomping and long maceration. Blended with hand-harvested Chardonnay, the Pinot reveals its delicate nose: red fruits and black fruits, whereas in the mouth it stays fresh.