jeudi 13 février 2020

Champagne Fleury - Cuvée Robert Fleury 2005 Extra Brut

Guide VERON des Champagnes 2017

(around 39 euros per bottle)
Organic Champagne

Sober and original bottle.



Very fine bubbles.

Delicate bead of foam.


Sensual and endless aromatic harmony.

Well defined maturity, with its scents of honey and pastries supported by subtle spices, evolving towards roasted coffee, light tobacco and cocoa, result of the long ageing on laths of the bottles (10 years) with corks.

The nose then maliciously oscillates between white fruits compote, signatures of the Chardonnay (25%) and especially of the ancestral Pinot Blanc (28%), and the candied red and black fruits, characteristic signs of the Pinot Noir (35%) and the Meunier (12%).


Deep and dense at the opening, enhanced by the radiant minerality of the terroir.

The delicate spices due to the vinification in 200 litres oak barrels mingles with tasty hints of exotic fruits, obtained by a natural fermentation of the juices made by the indigenous yeasts brought by the grapes selected in the oldest plots of the wine estate (30 years old).

Deliciously acidulous finish, reinforced by the adjusted dosage with less than 3 g/L of sugar added while disgorging on the spot.

Great length on the palate.

With this Cuvée Robert Fleury 2005 Extra Brut, Jean-Sébastien Fleury pays a vibrant homage to his visionary grandfather who was able to produce the first cuvées of the Champagne House Fleury in 1929.
To taste from aperitif to meal, with a roast veal fillet and his bean mousseline, for example.
Located in Courteron in the Côte des Bar, the Champagne House Fleury is now directed by the fourth generation: Jean-Sébastien, Morgane and Benoît Fleury, brothers and sister. In a continuing effort to reduce the environmental footprint, the wine estate of 15 hectares certified by Ecocert, Demeter and Biodyvin is cultivated in biodynamy since 1989. The respect of the terroirs and a creative oenology give birth to around 200,000 bottles of highly expressive Champagnes per year.

Champagne Fleury
43 grande rue
10 250 Courteron
Tel.: +33 (0)3 25 38 20 28
Fax.: +33 (0)3 25 38 24 65