Domaine Fourrier, Pinot Noir, Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France 2018
Although all of the bottlings of red wine at the Fourrier estate are from old vines (and are so labeled), we refer to this cuvée simply as the Gevrey Vieilles Vignes. The source of grapes is the Champerrier vineyard. Here, Fourrier owns about three hectares of vines, most of which were planted between 1928 and 1955. In contrast to the “Aux Echezeaux”, this parcel is on the northernmost side of Gevrey bordering the village of Brochon, a location that tends to produce wines of more tannic backbone and overall structure.
Region: Côte de Nuits
Grape: Pinot Noir