History of Domaine Fourrier

The Mosaic Restaurant opened the 2018 wine tasting, welcoming on Wednesday 31 January 2018 Mr. Jean-Marie Furrier, the man behind one of Burgundy’s most respected wineries, Domaine Fourrier, and his wife, Vicky. The History of Domaine Leflaive dates back to 1717 when Claude Leflaive settled in Puligny-Montrachet.   

The domain was founded in 1930 by Fernand Pernod, whom Anthony Hanson remembered in his 1982 book Burgundy as a “sweet old bear”, noting that “today the next generation produces wine,” by which Jean-Claude Fourier meant his grandson Pere Pernod, which took over in 1969. Jean-Claude began working at the domain in 1961 at the tender age of 14 after a basement accident that cost his father his life. Jean-Marie breaks into the Burgundian scene, skillfully combining the traditions of his father and uncle (using, for example, wine for at least 30 years for bottling on the estate), his experience working with Henri Jayer and Domaine Drouin (in Oregon)) and his clear sense of style. Although Domaine Fourrier has been producing a white wine from a mosaic of vineyards in Chambolle-Musigny since 1997, Jean-Marie admitted tonight that he made his first “real white wine” in 2007.   

The Furrier family has been exporting wine since the mid-1950s and was one of the first bottling companies starting in the 1930s. The latter took over vinification in 1969, changing the domain name to Pernod-Fourier, and then, after Pernod’s death in 1982, to Jean-Claude Fourier. The modern history of what is now called the Domaine Fourrier began in the 1930s with Fernand Pernod, a lifelong bachelor and bon viveur, whose sister married Fourier.   

After the tragic death of Armand in 1959 in a car accident, Domain passed to Charles Rousseau, who acquired several plots of Grand Cru vineyards and strengthened the reputation of Domains in the world wine arena. What exists today is a thriving Domain that has grown out of the crypt of indifference and one of the most renowned producers in the Gevrey-Chambertin region, with a large portfolio of excellent wines. The family was closely associated with another great name in Burgundy, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, as co-owners, and the quality of winemaking in both estates was so high that today the wines are among the most collectible in the world. Claude de Nicolai changed his mother as a winemaker in 1988 and produces wines in a traditional style from one of the great terroirs of the Côte d’Or, the hill of Corton, and the surrounding villages.   

It is one of the first estates to export its wine to the United States, and one of the most gifted estates in the village, with companies from the noble appellations. It is one of the first estates to export its wine to the United States, and one of the most gifted estates in the village, with companies from the noble appellations. It is in the controlled designation of origin Gevrey-Chambertin.   

Since 1994, it has flourished under the leadership of Jean-Claude Furrier, who has worked with Henri Jayer and Domaine Drouhin in Oregon to combine tradition with modernity. The production area covers an area of ​​about 22 acres, and the use of chemicals is very limited. The online wine auctions produce is of high purity and high grade, reflecting its unique terroir. Fourier avoids the use of sulfur dioxide in its wines and prefers to use temperature, carbon dioxide, and contact with sediments to preserve them.   

No more than 20% fresh oak is used to preserve the purity of the fruit and the individuality of each wine. In addition, older barrels exchange gases much more slowly, which naturally protects the wine from oxidation. The aging takes place in new barriques, not exceeding 20%, with the wine remaining on its yeast before bottling, which usually takes place 20-24 months after harvest. Only fruits from vines that are at least 30 years old are used, and new oak is carefully limited to around 20% to keep the wine clean.   

The taste of the wine is clean, full-bodied, and earthy, with a subtle depth of flavor, chewy tannins, and a long, young, and concentrated aftertaste. The taste of the wine is full, clean, and piquant, with pleasant spice and concentration, excellent depth of medium flavor, long and ripe tannins, and a very complex aftertaste. The taste of the wine is rich, deep, and laser, with subtle tannins, healthy acids, and a very long, complex aftertaste. On the palate, the wine is deep, full-bodied, and incipient, with a large kernel, properly restrained structure, exceptional concentration, and a very long, chewy, and yet quite a primary aftertaste.   

Silky, sweet, and completely whole; perfectly harmonious from the very beginning (“in the spirit of Zen,” says Furry). Like many other wines from the 85s, Fourrier 85 Griotte-Chambertin is a wine of almost impossible beauty. The wines produced by Domaine Fourrier are renowned for their elegance, and the Furrier family’s winemaking tradition has finally been reaffirmed, as evidenced by their ethereal-fruity and earthy wines, never processed with more than 20% fresh oak. During our exquisite tasting, we were able to sample an assortment that included both wines from our vineyards and fruits obtained from a selection of tempting vintages.   

The high-quality vineyards of Burgundy became so expensive that Furrier decided to buy grapes from his neighbors instead of other plots, and created a second series of wines under his name instead of a domain name, thus making himself fragrant. Chance of Bertin and Chambertin Clos de Bezet, two of Burgundy’s most famous wines. Furrier’s entry into the Pantheon of Burgundy is even more surprising because he only owns a small piece of land in Griotte-Chambertin, the sole vineyard of Grand Cru, even though he is also one of the five owners of the beautiful walled vineyard called Clos Saint Jacques. Premier Cru, many people think it deserves the status of Grand Cru. Founded in the 1930s and 1940s, Fernand Pernod was pure and childless. He bequeathed the manor to his grandson Jean-Claude Fourier in 1969.   

Although he would have preferred to become a pilot, Furrier entered the family estates somewhat reluctantly in the early 1990s, following in the footsteps of his father Jean-Claude, who was also not keen on joining the family business after his father. fermentation tank. He officially took over the vinification of Domaine 10Ha for the 1995 crop, but the actual change took place in 1994, although due to onerous inheritance taxes, the entire 1994 crop was sold to the Great Negatives to provide the money needed to pay. Jean-Marie is the fifth generation of the family to run the domain that was called Domaine Fernand Pernot in the 1950s – Fernand Pernod was Jean-Claude Fourier’s great-uncle, who joined the domain in 1961 – the couple worked together for 20 years. … Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair The history of the Liger-Belair family in Burgundy dates back to 1815 when the first general of Liger-Belair bought the castle of Vosne-Romanee.