Champagne Fleury Robert Fleury Extra Brut
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Region: Champagne, France
Grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier
Champagne Fleury Robert Fleury Extra Brut offers lovely rich yet crisp toasty notes with red fruit on the nose with a hint of honey and pear.
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About Champagne Fleury Robert Fleury Extra Brut
Champagne Fleury Robert Fleury Extra Brut comes from the oldest vines that the domaine owns. This wine is hand-harvested, wild yeast fermented in 228-liter barrels, and sees malo. All vintage cuvées from Fleury have the secondary fermentation take place in the old agrafé style, under a cork held down by a staple “Bague Carre” (cork secured by a staple vs. crown cap) thus the different shape to the bottle collars on the vintage wines. This technique is expensive & time-consuming requiring much handwork to process the bottles. The subtle micro-oxygenation this technique allows for adds complexity to the vintage releases. It offers lovely rich yet crisp toasty notes with red fruit on the nose with a hint of honey and pear and very fine and persistent small bubbles.
About Champagne Fleury
This family domain from Aube is a pioneer in biodynamic viticulture, and following years of rigorous work, their champagnes now benefit from a high quality, based on accuracy, righteousness, and amazing digestibility. Its level of savory intensity is simply exceptional in Champagne, and its cuvée is dominated by a vinous expression, from the generous Pinot Noir. The House’s champagnes reach a very high level of quality, widely acclaimed in specialized books and magazines.
Types of Champagne
Champagne’s flavor, aroma, and experience on the palate is affected by the three grapes used in making it: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Chardonnay is generally the main grape used in blending Champagne (and nearly all Champagne is a blend), but some versions use only the black grapes.
Blanc de Blancs
A lovely french term meaning “white of whites.” In Champagne, this means the wine is 100% Chardonnay. Blanc de Blancs typically have more lemon and apple-like fruit flavors.
Blanc de Noirs
If you’re keeping track, you know this means “white of blacks,” which indicates a wine made entirely from the black grapes: Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Blanc de Noirs typically have more strawberry and white raspberry flavors. The minimal contact with the grape skins can make these wines slightly darker or more yellow.
The good stuff! These wines are single-producer blends that are considered the top of the range for a Champagne house. Commonly aged longer, resulting in creamy and yeasty qualities (but not always, talk with your friendly wine experts!) These will also make your wallet cry.
The pink style is usually made by blending blanc Champagne with a teensy bit of red Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier wine. The red wine made for Champagne is very different from Pinot Noir you might think of. Its purpose is to provide pure fruit flavors such as strawberry and raspberry in the taste.