Domaine Fourrier

A Gevrey domaine now in its 4th generation of family ownership under proprietor Jean Marie Fourrier, who took over in 1994 fresh from his studies with Henri Jayer in Vosne-Romanee and Domaine Drouhin in Oregon. Jean Marie’s tenure has been has been more about consolidation, refinement and perfection rather than innovation. After having inherited 10 ha. of vines averaging 70-80 years of age in highly sought after 1er Crus like Clos St. Jacques and with precious slices of Grand Crus such as Griotte-Chambertin, what else needs doing apart from letting the vineyards speak for themselves? For this reason Jean-Marie’s activity in the vineyard is meticulous, his fermentations gentle and natural, and his use of new oak restrained (20% across the estate range). In his words, when in barrel ‘the wines make themselves’.