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Champagne Veuve Fourny Cuvee R L’Opulence Extra-Brut Vertus

This is the second Champagne I have from Veuve Fourny and it is as impressive as the Rose I had. The Cuvee R is one of their two wines that see oak treatment. Mainly Chardonnay with topping of Pinot Noir, this wine is aged in oak barrels during the making process.

Champagne Veuve Fourny Cuvee R L’Opulence Extra-Brut Vertus

Bright yellow lemon color with perfectly formed foam and rich smooth bubbles. A really fresh and complex nose, it is surprising how well the oak is blended and how it just creates the right stage for the fruit to act. There are aromas of fresh grapefruit, lemon, green apple, brioche, baked apples and wet chalk. Almost opulent in the mouth, but yet somehow manages to be weightless, with a steely backbone of acidity, very pleasant mouth-feel, really focused on the palate, with a fresh finish combining flavors of minerals, spices and citrus fruit. Just as the Rose did, but perhaps at a more demanding level, this Cuvee R needs food and it actually shows even more depth and richness in the company of a bird with white sauce. There is little to no dosage in this Champagne, but the wine is in no way aggressive or too extreme. Just a really good Champagne. (92/100)

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