Domaine Forey Pere & Fils 2017 Vosne-Romanee AOC

Domaine Forey Pere & Fils 2017 Vosne-Romanee AOC

Item Number: 14090

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub Region: Cote de Nuits
Appellation/AVA: Vosne-Romanee 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

As one would expect from the appellation, this 2017 Vosne-Romanée is notably silkier and more elegant than its village-level cousins above. Produced from fourteen small parcels planted between 1942 and 1974, mostly in the northern sector of the appellation, it was aged in a combination of demi-muids and smaller barrels. What it lacks in flesh it more than compensates for in its mineral drive, and its tight-grained tannins counterbalance the fruit’s suaveness with an appealing hint of austerity.

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: 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.