2000 Fleury "Cuveé Robert Fleury" Brut Champagne

SKU #1032856

Champagne Fleury has been around since 1895, releasing their first bubbly in 1929. The vineyards themselves are located on steep slopes that have a calcareous clay soil and see ample amounts of sun, so the grapes have an outstanding ripeness. Continental and oceanic climates combine for cool mornings and nice bursts of heat in the afternoons. Fleury was one of the first vineyards to start converting to biodynamics, beginning in 1989, completing the process for all of their vineyards by 1992. This is a barrel-fermented blend of one-third each Chardonnay, Pinot Banc and Pinot Noir. Pinot Blanc is a real rarity in Champagne, and only exists in a few spots in the Aube. Although it sounds as if it would be exotic, this Champagne is one of the most effortless and elegant in our stock. Balanced perfectly and long as you would like, it is the sort of Champagne that would be consumed with pleasure at a party and then only recognized for its quality days later. It takes a second to get to the bottom of this one!

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By: Jacques Moreira |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/2/2012  | Send Email
Golden color, with lots of candied pear, pineapple on the very interesting nose. Very tropical on the palate; with guava paste, and a touch of rich marron glacé as well. The little oxidation makes it all round and a perfect dinner Champagne.

By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/16/2011  | Send Email
I have tasted this Champagne twice and think that it is one of the most interesting and delicious Champagnes that we now have in stock. It is bright with nice mature flavors and has a fantastic dry mineral finish.

By: David Driscoll |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/16/2011  | Send Email
This is the kind of wine that reminds you why some champagnes should be put away in the cellar. Amazing stuff! Made with 30% pinot blanc (a true rarity), this is oozing with brown apple and cider aromas, a rich mouthfeel with more tart apple flavors, and a graceful finish. The best deal we have in champagne while it's here.

By: Gary Lai |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/11/2010  | Send Email
This has to be one of the best Champagne that I've tasted in awhile. It is crisp, lively and elegant. Think of an eclectic celebration of Angels dancing on your palate. A playful floral bouquet and yeastiness demonstrate a balance in the complexity of this bubbly. The 2000 Fleury is a little piece of Heaven in a bottle. Do not drink it casually, savor it!

By: Mari Keilman |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/26/2009  | Send Email
Hands down, this champagne was the crowd favorite at our last Champagne tasting in Hollywood. After people got over the initial shock of the 1/3 pinot blanc added to the blend of 1/3 chardonnay and 1/3 pinot noir, they revelled in how elegant yet complex this champagne is. While one would expect some fresher, cleaner fruit to be present due to the Pinot Blanc, I was surprisingly impressed with the emerging earthy aromatics that one normally associates with Pinot Meunier.

By: Scott Beckerley |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/11/2009  | Send Email
A rather unusual selection from Fleury, this is a blend of 1/3 each Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc. Yes, you heard that right, Pinot Blanc! There are still a few spots in the Aube where it is grown. This is completely barrel-fermented for a nice bit of toast and minerality on the nose, making it rich, tart and elegant at the same time. Lemon tart and crème brûlée on the nose. Apples, lemons, peach preserves and caramel on the palate. Although a rich style, it still comes off light as a feather, and before you know it your glass is empty.

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Other White Wines

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5
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