Veuve Fourny Cuvee R

Champagne of craftsmanship and definition. Chardonnay with a touch of pinot, fully vinified in small barrels, gaining nuances of vanilla and ginger, but at every moment remaining focused on honed, restrained lemon and apple fruit. It lingers with a fine bead, taut acidity and minerality that tosses and swirls on the finish. $75 at www.champagnegallery.com.au.