Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Domaine Fourrier (Gevrey-Chambertin) -- 2014s Tasted from Tank

Jean-Marie Fourrier said that in 2015, his production was a little bit larger than in 2014, and so he will keep his prices stable (welcome news, but atypical; I fear 2015 prices are generally going to be ferociously high). As for 2014, Jean-Marie said that the style and yields are the same as in 1999. He described the vegetal cycle as “simple” but with some traps. There was a little oïdium in the spring; one had to be around on the long holiday weekends in May (and in 2014, there were three of them in France); if you left and then came back three days later, it was too late. Jean-Marie said that one had to be proactive and treat as soon as one saw the first signs. That way, also, one would use less sulfur in the vineyards. If one waited, one would have low phenolics and then have to over-extract. (Continue reading here.)