2017 Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru 'Clos St. Jacques - Cuvée Centenaire'
SKU: B422/FRRegular price $1,899.95
Jean-Marie, the fourth generation to work the family domaine, is obsessive about fruit quality, routinely selling off all the fruit from vines younger than 30 years of age. Rather than green-harvesting in the summer, he prunes severely in the winter to limit yield. And all grapes are sorted in the vineyard to avoid contact with any unhealthy fruit. New oak is limited to 20% to favor transparency.
As a result, Jean-Marie makes some of Burgundy’s most gloriously expressive wines. His reds share a common thread of superb balance, captivating elegance and finesse, haunting aromatic complexity and fine structure. But each wine also displays fully the unique character of its cru, reflecting such differences as slope, exposure and the amount of topsoil overlying Gevrey’s ancient limestone base.
The Fourrier's Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques "Cuvée Centenaire" comes from the oldest vines in the vineyard planted in 1910.