FOSSILE

Brut Fleury-la-Rivière Champagne M & G Heucq NV

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Grapes Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
Colour White
Origin France, Champagne
Village Fleury-la-Rivière
ABV 12.5%

We're pretty excited about the sheer value of this one: a cuvée of 50% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, vinified 90% in stainless steel and 10% in barrel, aged 36 months in bottle before disgorgement, so the base is 2016 with 30% of 2015 and 2014. It's a lovely entry to this range, very fine mousse, the character suggests a higher Chardonnay content than it has, the foamy, fruity Meunier well-framed by the Chardonnay to give mineral length. Dosage is 7g/L. Disgorged: February, 2021. L&S (Oct 2021)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.

Champagne M & G Heucq

A five-hectare family vineyard in the attractive village of Fleury-La-Rivière in the Marne valley, a site with a very specific subsoil of 45 million-year-old sandy chalk and clay, which has the peculiarity of being stuffed with fossil shells of impressive abundance and dimensions.

The Heucq family have been vignerons for at least four generations. In 1979 François and Véronique inherited part of the family holdings, and François installed a press and became a récoltant-manipulant. In 2019, their son Guillaume and his wife Melody took over with enthusiasm, brim full of new ideas including working towards HVE certification, vinification by parcel, vinification in barrel, and now just realised, the creation of their own marque 'M & G Heucq'.

Nearly all the vineyard is in Fleury-La-Rivière, and it averages 35 years old. Guillaume describes his vines as 'pampered', with minimal inputs, grassed over and ploughed under the rows. The object is to pick perfect grapes and press them gently in order to realise their three blended cuvées and four cuvées parcellaires. By far the largest cuvée is the 'Fossile' blend, with two of the parcel cuvées being only 500 bottles each. In between making our appointment to visit for the first time and the visit itself, Guillaume won the prize from the Jeunes Talents du Champagne group of qualitatively-minded young vignerons for this first release of 'Fossile'.

Champagne Crescendo Mixed case

As we are thrilled to welcome new exciting ‘growers’ this winter, we have put together a mixed six at just a shade off our usual case price, so you can really taste your way round.

Easter Mixed Case

Enjoy our Easter mixed case with a selection of our favourites including one of our new Champagne, MIP* Classic's latest vintage release and the very last remaining bottles of the 2015 Gevrey Chambertin Domaine Mortet. Save a further £15 off our usual case price discount (over £40 from our single bottle prices).

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