Fleury, "Fleur de l'Europe" Brut
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Fleury, "Fleur de l'Europe" Brut - NV

Item # 15016 750mL
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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

Tasting Notes

With lively bubbles, extreme finesse and a nose of baked apple spice, this fine non-vintage Champagne teases the senses and tickles your fancy. A brilliant robe unveils toasty, grilled bread; vibrant acidity streaks through an ample palate that is remarkably expressive. This Champagne is 80% Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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Staff Pick Notes

This Champagne reminds me of Charles Heidsieck, Brut NV. And for good reason! Fleury uses a good proportion of older base wines in their blend, just like Champagne Charlie... This wine's rich, creamy palate and tight, lean acidity are thanks to several years' worth of lees aging and then even more in bottle. It also has some of the finest mousse I've seen on a NV Brut. Don't think twice on this one and dive right in. This is spectacular Champagne for the price.

- EG

About the Producer

Courteron, Côtes de Bar Champagne, France Champagne Fleury has been run by the Fleury family for over a century, with each generation contributing to its reputation for innovation. In 1901, Emile Fleury became the first grower in Champagne to replant Pinot Noir after phyloxerra. His son, Robert Fleury, then made the unusual decision to bottle his own champagne in 1929. In the 1970s,...

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