2017 Domaine Forey Père et Fils Clos de Vougeot Côte de Nuits
Winemaker Notes: This small but outstanding domaine was created in 1840 by the great-grandfather of Regis Forey, the current proprietaire. The 1987 vintage marked the entry of Regis into the domaine on a full-time basis and he became fully responsible for all aspects of production and winemaking with the 1989 vintage. In contrast to the wines of his father, who produced seductive wines of finesse and delicacy, Regis expresses a more masculine personality as his wines show exceptional concentration and depth. The Forey domaine now exploits about 10 hectares of vineyards; 5 as proprietaire and 5 through the systems of fermage and metayage. The primary family holdings are in Nuits Saint Georges, Vosne-Romanee and Flagey-Echezeaux. With the recent additions, the domaine extends its reach into the villages of Vougeot and Morey Saint Denis, as well. A manual harvest is followed by a 3 to 4 day cold maceration. The cuvaison usually continues for three to four weeks. During that time Forey does a pigeage the extent of which depends on the underlying structure of the vintage. The malolactic fermentation occurs in barrel. There is now only one racking done during the period of elevage. The wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered after spending 16 to 20 months in small oak barrels and demi-muids (used primarily for the village and simple Bourgogne appellations) with 20% to 50% new oak used depending on the structure and the character of the vintage as well as the amount produced of each individual cuvee.
Burghound - "An exceptionally ripe nose in the context of the vintage is comprised by notes of mocha, warm earth, plum, dark berries and a lovely array of floral elements. The succulent and full-bodied flavors possess fine mid-palate concentration that buffers the notably firm tannins shaping the balanced if muscular and moderately austere finale. This too is definitely built to age and will require extended forbearance. *Sweet Spot* (91-94pts)"
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