Fleury Champagne: a familial estate strongly linked to the Côte des Bars subregion
Since 1895, the history of the Fleury family is intimately linked to the Côte des Bars. Their 15 hectares of vines can be found 45 km south of Troyes, on the clay-limestone hillsides of Courteron, formed during the kimmeridgian period by the first tributaries of the Seine.
In 1989, Jean-Pierre Fleury was the first winemaker in Champagne to convert to biodynamics and the Estate is currently certified by Ecocert, Demeter and Biodyvin. His children, Morgane, Jean-Sébastien and Benoît are the 4th generation of winemakers at Fleury to make savoury Pinot-based Champagne that are partly aged in (older) oak, using cork enclosures (such as Boléro, vintage extra brut) and sometimes without added sulphites for certain cuvées such as Sonate N°9. Jean-Sébastien is responsible for winemaking and quality control. The estate utilises 8 oak casks of 60hl for winemaking and ageing reserve wines. Benoît is responsible for the vines and their biodynamic treatments in order to maintain healthy soils and biodiversity and to ensure their wines maintain their unique sense of place. Their champagnes express the classic roundness and maturity of Pinot noir from the Aube, finely balanced between richness and freshness. The cuvée Blancs de Noirs Brut from Maison Fleury is a true artisan Champagne offering a subtle balance of suppleness and vivacity, with a complex nose carrying earth and rose petals, fine and sleek bubbles. The cuvée Fleur de l'Europe is clearly a gastronomic Champagne, made up of a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blend that is both delicate and rich, expressing finely toasted notes, with a certain roundness and fine bubbles complete a precious moment of pleasure. The cuvée Robert Fleury is a top-flight blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Meunier destined to be appreciated with a meal. The Cuvée Fleury Cépages Blancs is a fresh and mineral Champagne wine carrying notes of citrus and peels of citrus and a certain chalkiness. A rich and unctuous wine that finishes with an undertow of chalk and flint punctuated by refreshing notes of lemon and lime. The expressiveness and diversity of their Champagnes is exceptional, allowing biodynamic Champagne lovers the opportunity to explore the diverse terroirs of the Aube. Great vintages since the 1980's to be on the lookout for in Champagne in general: 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2015 et 2018.
You can find Champagne wines and magnums from Fleury at Vins & Millésimes as well as other Champagne houses, such as Bollinger, Dom Perignon, Roederer or Charles Heidsieck, and also smaller producers of Champagne, such as Egly Ouriet, Larmandier Bernier, Agrapart, Lahertefreres, Dehours & fils, Ruppert Leroy, Françoise Bedel, R. Pouillon, Eric Rodez, Chartogne Taillet, Selosse, Jacques Lassaigne or Benoit Marguet. Vins & Millesimes always offers the finest in aged wines and grands crus. All of our wines are always in stock and available for delivery.