The original and some would suggest the best of the Biodynamic Champagnes (certified by Ecocert and accredited to Demeter and Biodyvin), Champagne Fleury is based in the less than entirely fashionable Cote des Bars and excels in the production of Pinot Noir – Berry Brothers & Rudd
FORMER INTERNATIONAL WINERY OF THE YEAR – FEATURED IN WINE & SPIRITS.
First Champagne House to be certified Biodynamic, quite the feat in the challenging Cote des Bars subregion of Champagne.
Champagne Fleury was founded in 1895. It’s perhaps their more recent history that has brought them such attention. Jean-Pierre Fleury started with an experimental seven-acre plot in 1989 and converted all the family vineyards by 1992 to certified Biodynamic farming. The great thing about them is that they have been biodynamic for so long that the vines have now gained maturity under the natural inclinations of this rigorous regime.
All 15 hectares that Fleury own (90% of which is Pinot Noir) are cultivated using biodynamics, which makes them the largest biodynamic producer in the entire Champagne region.
“Generous nose of praline and mango; the palate is finely-honed, crisp and with compatible acidity and a nicely structured finish – some potential here” – Decanter
“Formerly known as Carte Rouge, this all Pinot Noir cuvée is savoury and dry, with lovely red fruits on the mid-palate, with small bubbles, a creamy mousse and very good palate length. Only 8 grams of dosage here”– Tim Atkin
“This 100% Pinot Noir gets its deep salmon hue from skin contact (rather than through blending red and white wines), and is all the more interesting for it. A serious rosé showing wild strawberry notes and a concentrated length” – Decanter
“Bright orange-pink. Sexy floral lift to the aromas of red berries, blood orange and buttered toast. Spicy and pliant on the palate, offering ripe raspberry and tangerine flavors sharpened by juicy acidity. Mineral and lees notes build slowly on the clinging, spicy finish, which leaves bitter berry skin and floral nuances behind” – Vinous