Domaine Fourrier 2013 - Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines 1.5 L
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Size: 1.5 L
Domaine Fourrier is a Burgundy wine estate based in Gevrey-Chambertin on the Côte d'Or. Its wines, mostly made from Pinot Noir, are highly sought-after and known for their silky finesse. Fourrier is perhaps best known for its wine from the famed Clos Saint-Jacques Premier Cru vineyard. The domaine's vineyard holdings total 8.7 hectares (21.5 acres), located predominantly in Gevrey-Chambertin. These include parcels in seven different Gevrey-Chambertin premier cru sites, and a small plot in the Griottes-Chambertin Grand Cru vineyard. Plots in Chambolle-Musigny, including two Premier Crus, Morey-Saint-Denis and the Les Petits Vougeots Premier Cru vineyard complete the portfolio. Only fruit from vines older than 30 years old are used to make Domaine Fourrier wines. Jean-Marie Fourrier took over his family estate in 1994 aged just 23. He worked with the legendary Henri Jayer in Vosne-Romanée in the late 1980s. The latter's influence is reflected in the domaine's fastidious approach in the vineyard and minimal intervention in the winery. (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com) Following in the manner of Henri Jayer, grapes are destemmed very carefully and are not crushed before fermentation, limiting extraction of color and tannins from the skin. Natural yeasts are used and punch-downs are done by hand. Fourrier's wines are aged for around 16-20 months, usually with just a small portion of new oak, and the wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered.