- Domaine Fourrier
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2031
- Case size
- Available Now
Neal Martin, December 2015,
The 2014 Vougeot 1er Cru les Petit Vougeot (which unlike the Clos Vougeot is "domaine") offers kirsch, orange zest and apricot blossom on the nose, generous from the start and no coaxing necessary. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin, rounded in the mouth, no smooth edges with pure strawberry and raspberry coulis infused with white pepper and sage. This is a lovely Vougeot from Jean-Marie Fourrier. Drink 2018-2030
Sarah Marsh, December 2015,
He wishes he could call this Chambolle, Les Petits Vougeots as it is very Chambolle. Aromatic and expressive. this dances onto the palate. Light tannins. It is swirling and energetic. Lovely intensity and a delicious note of almond kernel and fennel - an intriguing light and tasty bitter note which complements the sweetness of the fruit. Very fresh and aromatic on the finish. I do like this.
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.
Unlike the other predominant Côte de Nuits appellations, Vougeot's main appellation is its onlygrand cru vineyard, Clos de Vougeot. It is by far the largest grand cru of the area totalling over 50 hectares with over 40 owners rumoured to own vines. As a result, its vineyards run from the flat, clay-dominated valley floor to the well-drained, venerated sloped hillsides suggesting that its quality ending on where it is grown. As a result, it is often the least valued of the grand crus and can offer excellent value, particularly in good vintages where ripeness has been attained.