Thursday, February 4, 2016

Domaine Jean Fournier (Marsannay) -- 2014 Reds from Cask and Tank Samples, Whites and Rosé from Bottle

Marsannay was only created as an appellation for red wine in 1987 (prior to that, red wines were made, were labelled Bourgogne). During most of that short history since 1987, the wines have been relatively anonymous examples of Pinot Noir. But things have been changing recently, both with the wines of producers from outside the village, such as Jean-Louis Trapet and Denis Mortet in Gevrey-Chambertin, and even more so with a group of talented producers who are located in the village. One of that Marsannay-based group is Laurent Fournier of Domaine Jean Fournier, an estate that has origins back to the 17th century. (Continue reading here.)