Domaine Forey Pere & Fils 2017 Bourgogne Rouge AOC
Item Number: 14087
Sub Region: Burgundy
Appellation/AVA: Bourgogne Rouge AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
The 40-to-60-year-old vines of Forey’s Bourgogne Rouge—produced from various parcels in Nuits and Vosne—typically yield a wine of impressive depth for its category. Vinified with 50% whole clusters and aged in 10% new 500-liter demi-muids, this 2017 is a vibrant, lip-smacking example of pure Pinot Noir pleasure, offering beaming red fruits and an attractive dusting of spices in its juicy and easygoing personality.
Vintage Notes by Burghound: "Régis Forey describes the 2017 growing season as 'easy sailing relative to 2016 as I made only four treatments total, which almost never happens. Unlike several other recent vintages where it seemed as though the maturities arrived all of sudden, in 2017 they increased progressively so there was no rush to begin picking or to finish. I chose to start on the 10th of September and brought in reasonably clean fruit where I threw out between 3 and 5% due mainly to under ripe berries. I would describe the maturities as correct as potential alcohols were really pretty good at between 13 and 13.5% so virtually nothing was chaptalized. Yields were in the 40 to 42 hl/ha so it would be fair to call them generous without being excessive. I used an even higher percentage of whole clusters than the 40% I used in 2016, which is to say between 50 and 70%. As to the style of the 2017s, they're pretty, fresh and transparent and should drink well on the younger side but there is no reason that those who prefer the aromas and flavors of mature wines couldn't age them over the medium-term.'"