It is a real pleasure to write to you following the 2018 harvest, the harvest was really excellent: quality and quantity await you!
The juices are incredibly scented with a rich texture and we have already remarked a surprising finish with a rather saline touch. This can be explained by our root system which had to draw water and trace elements, essential for development, from a greater depth. We will certainly obtain a finesse and a very promising mineral freshness in our future cuvées.
Now we have to wait at least 9 months to have the necessary perspective. As you know, the development of a quality Champagne requires time and after the long process of development and blending this winter, we will be able to determine if this 2018 harvest is worthy of being classified among the “exceptional” Vintages “. So patience …
In the meantime, we would like to introduce you to something quite unique, our rosés, because even if our house is located on the Côte des Blancs, one distinctive feature is having land suitable for Pinot Noir. As the soil of Vertus is a real “paradox” in our region, planted mainly with Chardonnay, it has allowed us to develop no less than three Rosé Champagnes. Vintages with incredible character and we would be happy to let you (re) discover them!
And as good news comes in pairs, we are ready to introduce our Clos du Faubourg Notre Dame 2009. And just this once! We are not following the chronological order of the Vintages … The 2009 Vintage, result of a “solar” year, is ready … The 2008 Vintage will be left on lees for the moment in our cellars.
We wish you a very happy holiday season.
Emmanuel et Charles-Henry Fourny