News Pring Summer 2017
In this edition of our newsletter we shall explain more about pruning, its importance and the way of doing it in Champagne. We hope you enjoy our article and have a very pleasant spring.
News Autumn Winter 2016
So in this publication we shall address the latest grape harvest of 2016, the release of our Magnums and recent articles in the press. We are happy to share the high points of the Veuve Fourny Champagne House with you.
News Spring Summer 2016
This spring you will be able to discover our Trilogy of Rosés, a rarity in Champagne. You will be seduced by the diversity which, whilst still respecting the Veuve Fourny Champagne style, also highlights the unique Vertus terroir.
News Autumn Winter 2015
2015 has been for us an exceptional year for several reasons. Our champagnes are more and more present in the national and international press, which, coming from the professional trade, is a real and touching proof of the value of our work.
In the meantime, while we wait for this sumptuous vintage, we hope you will enjoy our various cuvées which have also been carefully crafted, ready for tasting and enjoyment during your end-of-year celebrations.
News Spring Summer 2015
When Spring is coming, the first lovely days are of course a great opportunity to enjoy life and good wines, Champagne of course! Your friends will be delighted to discover our range of Vertus Premier Cru champagnes, with their special chalky terroir features. Please enjoy this newsletter,
Newsletter Autumn Winter 2014
Our family has been producing champagne wines since 1856, and we have inherited a know-how as well as old vineyards, including the Clos Faubourg Notre Dame, a rarity in Champagne.
Since 1993, we have taken over the Family House and strive to continue what Albert, our grandfather and René, our father had been working on.
We select our wines according to our specific plots in order to highlight the specific features of our terroir in Vertus Premier Cru.
We like to insist on the fact that we are wine craftsmen, we work on our cuvées with much care and precision in
order to provide you with neat wines, and an elegant and fresh style.
News Spring Summer 2014
2013 was an eventful year for our Champagne House, we have reworked our website and rethought and modified all our communication tools. We also take this opportunity to thank you for the welcome you showed for all these novelties. For 2014, we started it with a very moving event. In January, we were designated as the bearers of the Saint-Vincent staff, a great gesture from our peers. When leafing through our newsletter, you will find out about this traditional feast and you will discover how it works and why it is so special. An event which we like to share in Champagne. Moreover, this year, the guest of honour was Michaël Edwards, the famous and emblematic wine and food critic and journalist. A very
Please enjoy our newsletter and great tasting moments in the company of our champagnes.
Newsletter Autumn Winter 2013
The Veuve Fourny & Fils House has decided, for the end of this year, to reveal its new visual identity. We wished to evolve the image of the House by offering a different version of our newsletter but also a new website.
For many years we have been investing in our vineyards, and more recently in new cellars, in order to further improve the quality of our cuvées. It was now time to look at the communication around our House. We sincerely hope that, through the newsletter and website, you will recognise our passion and will to offer the best of our exceptional Vertus Premier cru terroir. We wish you a pleasant Christmas with your family and some lovely tasting moments.
News Spring Summer 2012
2012 : Fourny from Father to Daughter…
2011 is for us an exceptional year. It was marked by a wonderful harvest, which will allow us to provide you with a remarkable vintage, but it is not all…
Emmanuel and Catherine, his wife, have become the happy parents of a baby daughter called Elise. Born on December 28th, she is the 6th child of the 6th Fourny generation. A very happy omen… This reminds me of a quotation by Marguerite Duras “There is always something left from childhood, always…”.
We hope she will keep happy memories and positive values which will guide her throughout her life. To each of our children, we wish to transmit the respect of the family, the passion of our “terroir” and the love of Champagne. Noble values which we hope may lead her to our trade.
In the meantime, we are keeping some bottles of Blanc de Blancs 2011 Vintage, for one of her birthdays…
Newsletter Spring Summer 2011
2011: Extension of our cellars
The quality of a champagne is linked to numerous factors. In order to successfully make a great wine, it is vital to improve its production tools, this is why we have decided to enlarge our cellars in 2011.
An important decision which meets several requirements:
The need to have more space, as keeping bottles on their lees in the cellars, in order to mature and strengthen the style of our Premiers Crus, requires more than three years of storage capacity.
The vinification process for each plot is a very difficult and demanding choice to elaborate and various cuvées and their own profiles; in order to achieve this result, we need large numbers of small containers to separate and store the mosaics of our numerous plots which are then passionately elaborated.
All the wine-making operations are essential, it is therefore important to gather our specific equipment in one single location.
Our pressing centre is a little distant from our current vat-rooms.
These various reasons have led us to our decision to build our new wood and stone cellars in 2011. These noble materials will be the jewel case of our champagnes. The story continues…
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Newsletter Autumn Winter 2010
Our wealth : a mosaic of terroirs …
In order to enlarge our Domain in Vertus, already quite diversified, we purchased a new plot in 2009. The former owners, a family of winemakers, were looking for a buyer with a good reputation, and especially one practising a vinification by plot in order to express the full potential of this great terroir.
Naturally, they selected the Maison Veuve Fourny & Fils. Since then, we have had the privilege of looking after “Les Barilliers”, in the heart of the historical Vertus terroir. Planted with old Pinot Noir vines, the clayish rendzine soil over a chalky subsoil strengthens the fruitiness, freshness and lovely finesse of our Rosé cuvée. A rarity which we are proud to share with you. With time, our mosaic of terroirs enlarges to provide more champagnes with a strong identity.
Newsletter Autumn Winter 2009
Attention to detail, precision…
These synonyms illustrate our daily life as winemakers, striving for excellence at each level in our trade. Each detail is essential in the care we bring to our vineyards, in the elaboration and presentation of our Champagnes…
Challenges are permanent :
– The presentation of our new packaging …
– The use of a revolutionary cork …
These permanent efforts have once again been approved by the press.
A rewarding encouragement!
Monique, Emmanuel et Charles-Henry Fourny
Newsletter Spring Summer 2009
Multiply the surprise effect by 4!
The image of Champagne has always been associated with festivities.
It is the perfect wine to be drunk at important events or great moments of joy and gaiety. To give even more impact to these happy events, many of you have been asking about the possibility of ordering “large bottles”… This is the reason why we have decided to widen our range in order to meet your expectations.
You can now enjoy our Champagnes Grande Réserve Brut Vertus Premier Cru and Blanc de Blancs Brut Vertus Premier Cru in Jeroboam, i.e. the equivalent of 4 normal bottles …
To satisfy your curiosity, you will find in this newsletter some information on the large bottles available and the main differences for the ageing and conservation of a wine.
We wish you a pleasant reading.
Monique, Emmanuel et Charles-Henry Fourny
Newsletter Autumn Winter 2008
Sustainable development is a daily topic for Champagne Veuve Fourny.
For many years, we have been using natural methods such as «sexual confusion», avoiding the use of insecticides. This is a simple technique which consists in placing diffusers in the vineyards which release high doses of pheromones, confusing the males and preventing them from finding the females. Therefore there is no development of larvae which could damage the quality of the harvest.
Progressively, we are changing our working habits, in order to enable our children to keep this magnificent heritage which has been entrusted to us.
In this fourteenth issue, you will also discover the origin of this terroir and the various crus present in Champagne. We will talk about the Champagne Blanc de blancs which has aroused a lot of interest and curiosity …
We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter.
Monique, Emmanuel and Charles-Henry Fourny
Newsletter Spring Summer 2008
Our January tastings are very promising, don’t forget to make your reservations…
Dear faithful customers and readers, this thirteenth newsletter gives us once again the opportunity to share with you a few moments.
We also hope that none of you suffers from triskaidekaphobia*.
For the beginning of this new year rich in tastings, we are pleased to announce that our Cuvée du Clos Faubourg Notre Dame Vintage 1999 and our Rosé Vertus Premier Cru will at last be available from September 2008.
These two great cuvées, only available in small quantities, are very much in demand. To get a chance to enjoy them in due time, we advise you to send us your reservations now.
Monique, Emmanuel and Charles Henry Fourny
* unreasonable fear of the number 13
Newsletter Autumn Winter 2007
The Veuve Fourny vineyards, our everlasting commitment to nature!
Champagne Veuve Fourny, the fruit of a meticulous labour, comes from vines planted on lands transmitted in the Family since 1856.
Aware of the importance of our lands, and to keep intact the fruit of 5 generations, we take pains with our vine-growing by using the most natural methods.
So, everyday, whatever the season, we continue the work of our ancestors in the respect of traditional values.
Although it might look much easier today with the use of modern technologies and vine-growing methods, we insist on organic farming to maintain the integrity and potential of our heritage.
Monique, Emmanuel et Charles-Henry Fourny