Varnier-Fannière 'Cuvée de Jean Fannière Origine' Extra-Brut
|Cépages: 100% Chardonnay|
|Assemblage: 60 % 2013, 40% 2012|
|Vineyard/Village: 100% Cramant Grand Cru – Chemin Châlons|
|Elevage: Stainless steel|
|En Tirage Aging: 30 months|
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Press & Reviews
(100% chardonnay, from Cramant and Oger, half from 2008 and half from 2007; disgorged in May, 2013 after four years on its lees): Bright straw. Intensely perfumed scents of chalky minerals, pear skin, lemongrass and white flowers, with a smoky quality building with air. Dry, racy and precise, offering vibrant melon and citrus fruit flavors and a deeper note of poached pear. Finishes with excellent clarity and striking length, leaving mineral and floral notes behind.
The NV Extra-Brut Cuvée de Jean Fannière Origine is gorgeous. Beautifully layered, textured and expressive the Jean Fannière boasts great balance and exceptional finesse. Almonds, hazelnuts, dried pears and sweet spices flesh out in an inviting, textured Champagne loaded with class and personality. Here Varnier captures a striking interplay of fruit and minerality that is compelling. Next to the Cuvée St. Denis, the Cuvée de Jean Fannière Origine is a bit deeper, richer and darker. The current release is old-vine Chardonnay from Cramant and Oger, equal parts vintages 2008 and 2007. This bottle was disgorged in May 2013.