Charles-Henry and Emmanuel Fourny, fifth generation at the head of this small house in Vertus, have perfected their art.
There is of course the Clos de Faubourg Notre-Dame, exclusive to the family, appropriately pampered, but above all there is a range of wine with its airy style, precision and perfectly carved. From this ideal terroir, the house produces rosés with character. Soil tillage has been in place for several years. In the cellar the barrels for reserve wine production are taking up more and more space.
The wines : the blancs de blancs display a wonderful sense of tension and are being shaped into carved wines, without being too severe.
We have a favourite Cuvée R, a blend from 2014 and 2015. This vintage has climbed a rung with its fleshy richness, all the while remaining creamy like a nicely ripe chardonnay.
The Monts de Vertus 2014 reveals a refined patina like structure in the mouth. This is exactly the profile we expected from a vintage.
The rosés display all the characteristics of the Vertus terroir : the wines are quite dense with their assertive tannin structure.
The premier cru remains young and a little sharp-edged on the palate.
Vinothèque 2014 seems more poised regarding both the fruit and the harmony on the palate.
Les Monts de Vertus is a true rosé to accompany a meal, both chewy and dense and so likely to age well.