Champagne Fluteau NV Blanc de Noirs is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes grown on their vineyard in Essoyes in the Aube region of Champagne.
It shows a characteristically soft, gold colour with a hint of 'blush pink' from the red grapes used. The bead is very tiny and most persistent and forms a generous ring of bubbles in the flute.
The rich and full-bodied expression of the pinot grapes displays some red berry characters, a hint of blackberry and cherry with delicate notes of brioche and other toasts. The front palate has great richness and depth of flavor with powerful ripe berry and yeasty characters.
With a deliberately low measure of dosage the middle palate is both powerful and delicate at the same time. There is excellent persistence which makes it a perfect aperitif and especially as a choice for pre-dinner with charcuterie and other hors d'oeuvre platters.
A very good grower Champagne from a small, family producer.
"Lithe and lively, this open-knit and easy-drinking Champagne offers a bouncy bead and flavours of ripe wild cherry, blackberry, ground ginger and candied lemon zest. Drink now."
The Wine Spectator
The Champagne is a light yellow/pold color with a fine and persistent bead. It show and elegant, open, stylish nose with floral aromas of acacia, jasmine and lilac combined with appley and citrus fruitiness. Toasty and herby notes appear with time in the glass.
"This impressive Champagne is rich while tight and mineral-textured. Creamy and ripe, it balances the weight of Pinot Noir with the elegance of Chardonnay. The producer's location in the relatively warm Aube region gives its wines extra fullness. This one is just now ready to drink." - The Wine Enthusiast