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Varnier-Fanniere, Grand Vintage 2014
Only made in the best years and from the oldest vines, this 100% Chardonnay is very intense and fresh with yellow apple aromas, delicate floral and herbal notes and a long toasty and nutty finish. Perfect with roasted poultry or quail and a creamy morel sauce.
Varnier-Fannière estate is small, but formidable. With four hectares of vines, averaging 45 years of age, in Avize, Oger, Oiry and Cramant, this estate has been producing outstanding wines for the last 30 years.
Valérie Varnier has taken over the mantle at this estate in 2017 after the death of her husband and 3rd generation producer, Denis Varnier. He was a believer in old vines and work in the vineyard and after his passing, Valérie said that there was “no question” about whether she would continue making the wines and she completed her first solo harvest a few months later.
The wines are bottled early and with a lower than average atmospheric pressure, emphasizing their vinous nature. “I prefer the wine to evolve in the bottle rather than in tank, so I try to get as much time in the bottle as possible” said Denis.
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