- Domaine Fourrier
- Pinot Noir
- 2014 - 2024
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Goedhuis, January 2011
Jean-Marie had racked this wine the morning of our tasting rendering the wine a bit closed and shy. Yet on the palate, it revealed nuances of its personality including a pretty core of plush fruit and a cleansing slather of fine-tuned minerality. A silky wine with depth.
Burghound, January 2011,
An ultra elegant, airy and cool red berry fruit nose that is very Chambolle in character leads to pure, detailed and mineral-inflected flavors that possess plenty of verve on the racy and delicious finish. I like the focus and underlying sense of tension.
Jean-Marie Fourrier took over his family domaine in 1994 and has attacked every vintage with dynamic determination and ambition, building the reputation of the estate with astute viticulture and fanatical winemaking. He had learned from the best, most notably the late Henri Jayer of Vosne Romanée and Domaine Drouhin in the Willamette Valley in Oregon with whom he did his formative training. He is a keen participant in the growing trend towards minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery. The domaine has a remarkable array of very old vines, many having been planted between the wars. The Fourrier wines are pure and balanced.
The wines of Chambolle Musigny are like no other. They can be superbly delicate, yet mindblowingly complex. Of all the northern Burgundy appellations, they are the most ethereal, and as a result the most feminine. Most of the Chambolle Musigny vineyard area is encompassed in its Village and Premier Cru appellations including the robust Beaux Bruns, the splendidly mineral Le Cras and the poised yet powerful Les Amoureuses. It produces only two Grand Crus - the round and rich Bonnes Mares which it shares with Morey St. Dénis, as well as what could be described as the Stradivarius of grand crus, Musigny.