Fleury "Carte Rouge" Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne

SKU #1006097 90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A relatively deeply pitched nose that is heavy on the yeast with light notes of strawberry and raspberry and introduces rich, full and complex flavors that offer plenty of depth in a more rounded style on the crisp and dry but not racy finish. This will best please those who want a fuller style Champagne that is basically ready to drink now even though it could easily be enjoyably held for a few years. Good quality here.  (10/ 2007)

Jancis Robinson

 100% Pinot Noir. Dosage 9 g/l. Mostly from 2006 with a bit of reserve wine from 2005. The faintest hint of pink. A fruity nose and chewy, chalky, substantial red-apple fruit on the palate. Lots here and good for the money. A champagne for food.  (3/ 2010)

K&L Notes

This is a real deal Champagne from Courteron, a village in the Aube department of Champagne, closer to Chablis than the city of Reims! Their methods are as Burgundian as their location. They are biodynamic, too, the strictest form of organic viticulture. The assemblage of several Pinot Noir vines from different years results in a very expressive and intense Champagne. Fruity and delicate, this very elegant and long-lasting Champagne is classic, smooth and quite rich in style. Mr. Fleury's obsession with quality shows through in the wine; it is the most exciting all Pinot Noir Blanc de Noir in our stock. The dosage is very low--one of the driest Champagnes we have-- with a wonderful black cherry fruit quality that reminds us that it is all Pinot! It is long and refreshing and very well balanced. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)

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By: Mike Barber |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/25/2013  | Send Email
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Consistently one of my favorite direct import producers in our champagne section- Fleury makes complex sparkling wine from 100% pinot noir vines. The result is a rich and decadent sparkler that doesn't sacrifice minerality or brightness for its lush texture.
Top Value! Drink from 2013 to 2018

By: Sarah Covey |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/8/2012  | Send Email
Every time I try this wine, I wonder why I don't drink more of it! Apple, toast and mineral make this champagne from our friends at Fleury perfectly balanced and well-suited to food. Grown organically and biodynamically, the care that is taken with each bottle will shine through. Perfect gift or party bubbly for the holidays!
Top Value!

By: Jeff Garneau |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/18/2012  | Send Email
This extraordinary 100% Pinot Noir sparkling wine comes to us from the Aube, the southernmost part of the Champagne region. In the early 1900s, when the boundaries of the Champagne appellation were being formally drawn, it seemed for a time that producers in the Aube would be excluded by their brother growers to the north. They took to the streets in protest and French troops had to be called in to quell the riots. Because we are buying these wines directly in France you can enjoy them today at a price that won't provoke civil unrest. Why would you drink anything else?

By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/14/2012  | Send Email
This is one of my flavorite Champagnes now in stock. The Fleury Carte Rouge is full bodied, juicy and round, yet dry. It is clean and elegant and pure joy in a glass.It will taste good alone but will also go well with lighter foods.

By: John Majeski |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/3/2011  | Send Email
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In his unwavering maxim that "we leave the earth to our children," Jean-Pierre Fleury was the very first winegrower in Champagne to adapt strict biodynamic principles and techniques in his steeply-sloping, calcareous vineyards near the northern village of Courteron. His exquisite Blanc de Noirs is an homage to the perfectability of Pinot Noir under his meticulous stewardship, and certainly one of the finest, long-lasting champagnes we carry at any price. Hand-crafted from select vintages, the Carte Rouge is emblematic, dry and complex, with a well-developed gamut of flavors from brioche and beeswax to cherry and acacia. Hard to say what 'not' to drink this with, but I guarantee you will be reaching for another glass after tasting this redolent, rewarding sparkler.

By: Jim Boyce |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/30/2011  | Send Email
Fleury is one of K&L staff members favorite Champagne producers hands down. His wines are all of absolute top notch quality. This bottle is full of crisp cherry on the nose and weighty palate. The finish is quite dry yet lingers until the next sip. Fantastic.

By: Jacques Moreira |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/23/2011  | Send Email
Fascinating nose of caramel, toffee, some cocoa powder and a surprising whiff of pain-au-chocolat and cherries that brought back memories of a breakfast on a back street cafe around the Champs Elysées. A great wine not only for a very elegant apéritif, but also to enjoy with omelets, eggs Benedict, anything salmon, truffles (black and white), lobster and prawns, or even blue or goat cheeses.

By: Kirk Walker |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/28/2010  | Send Email
A great bottle of bubbles. Rich and very dry this Blanc de Noirs is perfect dinner Champagne.

By: Melissa Smith |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/11/2010  | Send Email
This is hands down one of my favorite champagnes. On a romantic venture to Portland via train car I brought this, beyond expressive champagne, and felt like I had time traveled to a simple, yet luxurious period and I was inspired to write, take in the winter scenes from the warm carriage, and every few sips exclaim, "This is amazing!" The champagne itself is dry, but voluptuous. Bright cherries with a touch of cream on the incredibly long and lively finish. Certainly my reccomendation for this years hostess gift.

By: Chiara Shannon |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/27/2010  | Send Email
This is one of my all-time favorite Champagnes, suitable for any occasion. The nose offers a medley of berries and baked puff pastry. The palate is full and round, with ample fruit supported by balanced acidity. The finish is very dry and long, with lingering berry and mineral notes. Divine!

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Alcohol Content (%): 12.5
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