Vinification, Veuve Fourny Style
The Veuve Fourny style : “tailor made” for a Premier Cru collection
Our commitment to the respect of our terroirs goes further than our vineyards: our cellars. We patiently wait for the best maturity of our grapes, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, in order to reach a balance between ripeness and freshness. Grapes are harvested by hand, separately for each plot, and then delicately pressed. Only the best juices, called “cuvées”, are kept.
Our intention is to intervene as little as possible and to let our wines take their time. This is why our wines, after thei first alcoholic fermentation, spend more than six months on their own lees in vats or in old small oak casks… This pause lets them release all their aromatic complexity. Moreover, in keeping with our philosophy, we do not use fining methods on our wines and most of them are not filtered.
Our will is to create a natural link representing a beautiful harmony between the fruit and the salts and minerals of the soil. From our reserve wines to the wines of the year, in casks or in vats, with a malolactic fermentation or not, whether Pinot Noir or Chardonnay, lower or higher plots exposed south or east, older or younger vines; these are all the elements used to compose our music… And to let our wines fully express their potential, we have made the choice of little or no dosage when disgorging.