Domaine Forey Pere & Fils 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges AOC

Domaine Forey Pere & Fils 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges AOC

Item Number: 14089

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub Region: Cote de Nuits
Appellation/AVA: Nuits-Saint-Georges AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13

A villages-level wine of considerable depth, Forey’s Nuits-Saint-Georges comprises a hectare’s worth of 60-year-old vines in the lieux-dits of Charbonnières and Plantes Aux Barons. Despite its relative wildness and a glimmer of that classic Nuits-Saint-Georges rambunctiousness, it offers a similarly alert freshness to the Morey above and displays terrific poise.

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.'"

Reviews

  • 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.