Forey, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2019Regular price $240.00 Save $-240.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
Domaine Forey’s estate dates back to 1840, created by the great grandfather of current proprietor, Régis. Since the first visit to the Forey domain in 1982, the wines were exported immediately since that initial visit when importer Neal Rosenthal tasted the 1980 vintage. Jean Forey was making the wine at this time, and his son Jean began full-time operations in 1987. He became fully responsible for all wine making decisions with the 1989 vintage. Different from the wines of his father, who produced seductive wines with finesse and elegance, Régis chose to showcase the masculine side of Burgundy with wines of intensity and depth. The family holdings include Nuits Saint Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Flagey-Echezeaux.
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru is a single vineyard that takes up most of the vineyard holdings in the commune of Vougeot. The vines were planted between 1968 and 1972. The wine ages in smaller 228 liter barrels for 16 to 20 months, 50% of which are new. The original Clos Vougeot site was founded around 1110 AD by the local monks. It is only doing a small service to say this site is a Burgundy icon. When young, this Clos Vougeot is the most faulty. It is only with a few years in the cellar that this bottle will come into its own.