Philippe Fourrier 2010 Cuvée Millesime Champagne

Description

Unit Size750.00 ML
VarietalPinot Noir
Vintage2010
GrapePinot Noir
CountryFrance
RegionChampagne
AppellationChampagne
Alcohol Content12.00%
Third-generation Julien, Stephanie, and Mathilde craft gorgeous sparkling wine at Champagne Philippe Fourrier in the southern Cotes de Bar region. Produced from 100% Pinot Noir, their 2010 bottling displays fine streams of bubbles and complex notes of dried golden apple, lemon peel, honey, biscuit, toasted walnut, and smoke. This medium-bodied and refined vintage Champagne drinks beautifully now and will complement butter-poached lobster, roasted chicken with truffle sauce, or gruyere cheese fondue.
Philippe Fourrier 2010 Cuvee Millesime Champagne
 
 
By Champagne Philippe Fourrier
Cuvee Millesime 2010
 
The Estate
This venerable 6 generation Baroville-based family have been growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier since 1847, and have practiced sustainable viticulture for several decades now. Their chalky limestone and marl vineyards extend throughout the six communes of the Cote des Bars in the beautiful Aube valley. Some of the parcels in this excellent 2010 are already over 48 years old and would qualify as ‘old vines.’ The majority come from an ideally exposed single vineyard called La Grand Cote, facing fully to the south. 
 
Production
The 2010 is a blend of the best of various top parcels of 100% Pinot Noir. The wine was disgorged six months before being released.
 
Tasting Notes
This is a refreshing yet full-bodied Champagne ideal for special celebrations and food pairings such as grilled lobster, scallops, crab, sushi, veal, and roast chicken. The effervescence is delicate yet persistent, and the bubbles are very fine. The aromatics show hints of honey and poached ripe apricots, beautifully echoed on the round, rich palate. The length is sumptuous and quite complex, yet still shows a refreshing quality and a ready-to-drink liveliness. This is a beautifully constructed, artisanal small batch 2010.
 
Details
Cases Made: 800
Residual Sugar: 8g/l
Fermentation: In temperature controlled stainless steel vats
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