Fleury "Blanc de Noirs" Brut is the third installation of this grower Champagne producer on our shelves. We carry the rosé and the "Cépage Blanc". Yes, we broke the rules again, but in our defense there is, at times, so little of this available that having three wines from this produer on our shelves at once is a rarity. This wine calls for sushi, and if you feel adventurous, try it with a tuna-and-pasta salad.
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 phylloxera. His son, Robert Fleury, then made the unusual decision to bottle his own champagne in 1929. In the 1970s, Jean-Pierre Fleury became concerned about the effects of chemical agriculture on the environment and began experimenting with manual tilling and composting followed by a trial of biodynamics on 3 hectares of the estate in 1989. Within 3 years he decided to apply those principles to the entirety of his vineyard holdings. In 1993, Gault-Millau elected Jean-Pierre winemaker of the year and the international recognition has continued.
- Farming Practices: Organic, Biodynamic
- Harvesting Method: Manual
- Fermentation: Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
- Yeast: Native
- Sulfur: 50 mg/L
- Filtration: Unfined; Filtered