Domaine Forey Pere & Fils 2016 Vosne-Romanee AOC
Item Number: 12593
Sub Region: Cote de Nuits
Appellation/AVA: Vosne-Romanee AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
As one would expect from the appellation, this 2016 Vosne-Romanee is notably more elegant and reticent than its villages-level brethren. Produced from fourteen small parcels planted between 1942 and 1974, mostly in the northern sector of the appellation, it is reared in a combination of demi-muids and smaller barrels. What it lacks in flesh, is more than made up by its mineral drive, and its tight-grained tannins counterbalance the fruit’s silkiness with a hint of austerity.
Vintage Notes: Forey's 2016s are concentrated but supple, deeper in fruit register than the 2014s but less formidably structured than the 2015s. Despite the drastic reduction in quantities, these are vivacious, complete wines that reveal Regis’s ever-increasing mastery of his new methods, and those fortunate enough to get their hands on some will doubtless revel in their expressiveness and grace.