Domaine Forey Pere & Fils

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Country of Origin: France
Location: Vosne-Romanée, Côte de Nuits
People: Régis Forey, Owner & Winemaker

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Domaine Forey Pere & Fils 2017 Bourgogne Rouge AOC Login BH 86 Please inquire
Domaine Forey Pere & Fils 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru AOC Login BH 88-91
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Domaine Forey Pere & Fils 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru, Les Perrieres, AOC Login BH 89 Please inquire
Domaine Forey Pere & Fils 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges AOC Login BH 87 Please inquire
Domaine Forey Pere & Fils 2016 Vosne-Romanee AOC Login BH 89 AG 87 Please inquire
Domaine Forey Pere & Fils 2017 Vosne-Romanee AOC Login BH 88 Please inquire
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This small but outstanding domaine was created in 1840 by the great-grandfather of Régis Forey, the current proprietor. This is a gem in the village of Vosne-Romanée. Rosenthal has been working with the Forey domaine ever since their initial visit when they purchased the wines from the 1980 vintage for export to the USA. At the time Jean Forey, the father of Régis, was the reigning vigneron. The 1987 vintage marked the entry of Régis into the domaine on a full-time basis, and he became fully responsible for all aspects of production and winemaking with the 1989 vintage. In contrast to the wines of his father, who produced seductive wines of finesse and delicacy, Régis expresses a more masculine personality as his wines show exceptional concentration and depth.

The Forey domaine now exploits about 10 hectares of vineyards; 5 as proprietor and 5 through the systems of fermage and metayage. The primary family holdings are in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Flagey-Echezeaux. With the recent additions, the domaine extends its reach into the villages of Vougeot and Morey-Saint-Denis. A manual harvest is followed by a 3 to 4 day cold maceration. The cuvaison usually continues for three to four weeks. During that time Forey does a pigeage the extent of which depends on the underlying structure of the vintage. The malolactic fermentation occurs in barrel. There is now only one racking done during the period of elevage. The wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered after spending 16 to 20 months in small oak barrels and demi-muids (used primarily for the village and simple Bourgogne appellations) with 20% to 50% new oak used depending on the structure and the character of the vintage as well as the amount produced of each individual cuvée.

Vinous Media 1/2016
"Régis Forey started harvesting relatively early in 2014, on September 13, but noted that he had to wait for phenolic maturity (he didn't start picking until September 12 in 2015, which was quite late in the context of that vintage). The relatively early picking, he believes, has given the 2014s more thrust and dynamism. He told me he did very little chaptalization. Forey describes his young 2014s as 'saline and digestible, even a bit taut.' He added that the 2013s are rounder and better balanced, with lower acidity. 'The '13s have more tannins and may be in the process of closing down now, while the 2014s are livelier.' Forey vinified the '14s with about 40% whole clusters and now does minimal punchdowns during the fermentation--an average of one per day."

Reviews

  • Dom. Forey 2016 Vosne-Romanee AOC
    Burghound
    Rating: 89 (1/10/2019)

    Here too there is just enough reduction to shave the top notes from the black currant, violet, spiced tea and a whiff of wood toast. The notably more refined medium weight flavors possess both fine intensity and delineation while exhibiting good length on the sappy finish. This is very Vosne in style and I particularly like the sleek mouthfeel. A quality Vosne villages.
  • Dom. Forey 2017 Vosne-Romanee AOC
    Burghound
    Rating: 88 (1/10/2020)

    A riper nose offers up notes of poached plum, dark currant, sandalwood and whiffs of menthol and oak toast. The supple and very forward medium-bodied flavors possess a velvety and seductive mouthfeel, all wrapped in a sappy finish that progressively tightens up as it sits on the palate. This mildly austere and grippy effort will need at least 2 to 3 years of cellaring first and reward up to a decade.
  • Dom. Forey 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis AOC
    Burghound
    Rating: 87 (1/10/2020)

    An expressive nose of red currant, pomegranate and a floral whiff possesses good freshness. There is once again good verve to the caressing and round middle weight flavors that also culminate in a refreshingly delicious and lingering finish if not especially complex finale. This too should be approachable on the younger side.
  • Dom. Forey 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges AOC
    Burghound
    Rating: 87 (1/10/2020)

    A markedly earthy yet still nicely elegant nose of mostly red berries and soft oak is cut with plenty of sauvage character. There is a touch of leather to the bigger, richer and slightly more concentrated flavors that are at once caressing but serious while offering acceptable depth and persistence on the slightly lean finish. This will likely be approachable young but also reward up to a decade of cellaring.
  • Dom. Forey 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru AOC
    Burghound
    Rating: 88-91 (1/10/2019)

    Slightly more evident wood sets off the pretty red and dark currant scents that evidence hints of underbrush, lavender and freshly turned earth nuances. There is both fine intensity and detail to the delicious middle weight flavors that exhibit good persistence and average depth on the dusty finish that flirts with rusticity.
  • Dom. Forey 2017 Bourgogne Rouge AOC
    Burghound
    Rating: 86 (1/10/2020)

    An attractively fresh and softly oaked nose reflects notes of a variety of red berries and a healthy dose of earth that can also be found on the nicely detailed and vibrant flavors that are refreshing, persistent and reasonably complex on the crunchy finish. This delicious effort should drink well early on.
  • Dom. Forey 2016 Vosne-Romanee AOC
    Vinous
    Rating: 87 (7/1/2018)

    The 2016 Vosne-Romanée has a noticeably deep color. The bouquet offers raspberry and briary aromas that are quite tight at first but opening with time. The palate is dominated by chewy tannin and to be honest it comes across as a bit too bold.
  • Dom. Forey 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru, Les Perrieres, AOC
    Burghound
    Rating: 89 (1/10/2020)

    Here too there is noticeable but not intrusive wood interwoven into the slightly earthier nose that displays both spice and floral elements on the fruit profile that derives more from the red side of the spectrum. There is excellent punch and delineation to the lightly mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that exhibit focused power on the lingering if mildly edgy finish. This is an interesting wine in that the mid-palate is an exercise in finesse while the finish is muscular and almost robust.