Domaine Fourrey Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019
Silky and fruit-driven with ripe concentration, perfect balance, and lingering aromatic length: vibrant enough to give immediate pleasure, but with the potential to evolve gracefully.
|Grape Blend||Pinot Noir 100%|
Fourrey's 2019 Bourgogne Pinot Noir is a delightful entry level 'go to' Pinot Noir for everyday enjoyment and a versatile food wine. It is rarely sold outside of Burgundy, such is the limited production, and if you are new to Pinot Noir then you can’t do better than this. It is a weightier and more expressive wine than expected and displays the ripeness achieved from a good hot summer. We recommend chilling this down in the fridge for 30 minutes to take it below room temperature (you can do this with young Pinot at this level).
Jean-Luc Fourrey is evidently one of those rare winemakers who are equally adept at both white and red wines, producing not only top flight Chablis but also an entrancing red burgundy from Pinot Noir vines planted 16 years ago on a clay and limestone slope between Chablis and Auxerre in the commune of Venoy.
Jean-Luc Fourrey and his sister Marie are the fourth generation and driving force behind this exciting, emerging producer, marrying traditional and modern techniques on the quality stony slopes of the Côte de Lechet. It is no surprise that in just over a decade Fourrey has emerged as one of the best producers in Chablis. An exciting, up-and-coming venture – and an estate to watch.
The 2019 vintage is quite exceptional, and shows how the warming climate is benefiting the cooler sites in northern Burgundy. Intense true Pinot aromas of cherry and red fruits (redcurrant and raspberry) – delightfully vivid, ripe and fresh – with floral highlights and deep pure minerality beneath giving light spice. The palate is silky and fruit-driven with ripe concentration, perfect balance, and lingering aromatic length: a wine vibrant enough to give immediate pleasure, but with the potential to evolve gracefully over a five-year span in order to express the innate finesse of vine and terroir here, beyond its youthful and joyous vivacity.
Lots of blackcurrant and cranberry fruit. Rounded and full bodied with soft tannins and just a hint of vine leaf adding another dimension and a savoury character. Decent length of finish too.