2002 Domaine Fourrier - Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les

2002 Domaine Fourrier - Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les

10/16/2021, 4:36:17 AM
2002 Domaine Fourrier - Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cherbaudes Vieille Vignes (93 pts) @domaine _fourrier ℹ️ This wine is 💯 Pinot Noir from the Premier Cru Les Cherbaudes in the village of Gevrey-Chambertin in Burgundy's Côte de Nuits. The vines were planted in 1940 on a parcel that is just below the Grand Cru Mazis-Chambertin. The grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, with spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged for 18-20 months in French oak barrels with around 20% new oak. The wines are bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with no added sulfur. 👁 Medium- ruby color. 👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of ripe sour cherry, red currant, smoke, dried leaves, peppery spice, earthy, wet rock, and a slight herbal note (aloe). 👄 The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, medium- soft tannins, medium+ alcohol (13.5%), and medium body. More mineral notes of wet rock and charcoal on the palate. A medium+ length finish of ripe and tart sour cherries, wet stone, and aloe. 🔔 It is always fun to try a wine with a bit more age from a highly regarded Producer like Domaine Fourrier. I have always found that Les Cherbaudes was quite open and soft compared with many of the other cuvées. 2002 was a great vintage, but Fourrier hit their stride a few vintages after this one. Very enjoyable and definitely in the right drinking window. I found the slight cooling aloe vera flavor quite exciting and not often encountered. A decent amount of spice as well. Everything on this wine was in the right place, and it just shows you that sometimes less is more. #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #vinrouge #bourgogne #burgundy #burgundywine #bourgognewine #pinotnoir #gevreychambertin #premiercru #1ercru #domainefourrier

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