Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wine of the Week: Domaine Jean Fournier Marsannay "Es Chezots"

This week's featured wine is Jean Fournier's "Es Chezots". True to his non-interventionist style, Laurent Fournier utilized one-third whole bunches during fermentation of the current 2014 vintage. The resulting wine is medium bodied, full of floral and red berry notes. Crisp with an edge of chalkiness.  

Marsannay, the Côte de Nuit’s northernmost winegrowing region, is unique in Burgundy for having AOC status for red, white, and rosé wines. Domaine Jean Fournier dates back to the reign of Louis 13th in the early 17th century, making it one of the oldest properties in Marsannay. Today the Domaine’s 16 hectares are helmed by the dynamic young Laurent Fournier, son of Jean, who crafts wines with integrity in a non-interventionist style. He has converted the vineyards to organic agriculture and has been Ecocert certified since 2008. Old vines can be found throughout the Domaine, contributing to the immense purity and finesse Fournier’s wines are known for.

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