This family owned Champagne house was founded in 1895. Following the ravages of phylloxera the land was planted to Pinot Noir grafted to American rootstocks. In 1928, Fleury became the first Champagne grower to in the Cote de Bars to produce their own Champagne. Current owner, Jean-Pierre Fleury took over the estate in 1962. Fleury is based in Courteron in the Aube, which is the southern most part of the Champagne region. In the past, this area belonged to both Champagne and Burgundy. The soils here are composed of Kimmeridgian clay and are very similar to the soils of Chablis. A follower of alternative medicine and lover of nature, Jean-Pierre started on the path towards biodynamic farming, finally converting the entire 15 hectare holding to biodynamics in 1989, the first Champagne producer to do so. The estate is the only Demeter certified producer in Champagne to this date. Fleury Champagnes are generous while retaining a floral expression and precision that naturally balance the rich, vinous, flavors shaped by the local chalky marls of the terroir. The sprightly character to the wines owes everything to the natural methods of work in the vineyards.
Light gold in colour. Open, refined bouquet of dried fruits, patisserie notes and an assertive mineral dimension. The palate shows seductive fullness, fat and mellowness. Supple, mouth-coating attack leading into a mid-palate and finish supported by freshness. Compelling.