About this winery
Denis Varnier is a young vigneron in Champagne making tiny quantities of wine from Grand Cru vineyards. The history of the estate dates back to 1860, when the Fannière family began growing grapes and selling them to the Champagne negociant houses. It was only in 1950 that the family started producing Champagne under their own name. In 1989 Denis Varnier took over the vineyards and the house we know today was born. Varnier-Fannière's domaine is tiny, just 4 hectares of exclusively Grand Cru...
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Notes about product
The grapes come from a single plot of Avize aged 68: “Le Clos du Grand-Père”. The vineyard is sustainably farmed.
This Brut Grand Cru is a blend of different years of harvest. It spends 30 months on its lees before disgorgement and has a dosage of 7 g/l.
The nose is a bouquet of aromas that has evolved over 5 years of in cellar aging. On the nose, there are layers of white flowers, hint of lychees, and dried fruit which are typical of great Chardonnays. The maturity is notable on the palate in the form of toasted hazelnut, pastries, and a well-marked mineral finish.