In the 1950’s, Roger Fourny and his father Albert, developed a cuvée from the three traditional Champagne varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and vinifi ed the base wine in older oak casks. Not that common in Vertus at the time. A few decades later, Roger’s sons, Emmanuel and Charles-Henry discovered some old bottles in the dark cellars under the house. So enthused about the style and quality, the boys have created their own version to celebrate their father’s passion and creativity. The area of ‘Les Barilliers’ and ‘Les Justices’ give high quality grapes which are the main terroirs of Cuvée ‘R’. Slopes face South and South-East giving optimal maturing conditions.