Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Jean Fournier's 2014 Bourgogne Chapitre Vieilles Vignes named one of the best of 2016!

Jean Fournier has once again impressed top wine reviewers, this time making Robert Parker's list as one of the three best Burgundies of the year! Grapes used for the Chapitre Vieilles Vignes are on par with Fournier's top Crus: Echezots, Clos du Roy, and Longeroies; being vinified in a similar manner as well. It's no wonder Neal Martin raves about this hidden gem of Marsannay, stating that while it's "virtually within the Dijon suburbs, Laurent Fournier proves you don't need a fancy Premier or Grand Cru to fashion delicious Pinot Noir".    

Martin reviewed the 2014 Bourgogne Chapitre Vieilles Vignes last December after visiting the domaine. His tasting notes read:

"The 2014 Bourgogne Chapitre Vieilles Vignes comes from two parcels in the vineyard (although not on the same soils or altitude as Sylvain Pataille's Chaptire). It is aged in 1one-third new oak albeit in 600-liter barrels. Despite a touch of reduction, there are some lovely ripe raspberry and wild strawberry fruit here interlaced with mineral tones. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, crisp acidity, very focused and supple with a fresh, pure finish that is an absolute delight. Anyone buying this bottle should slip it into a flight of bigger names and change a few opinions. This wine makes a mockery of the Burgundy hierarchy."

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