Jean Fournier 2021 AOC Bourgogne Cote-D'Or
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The Fournier family has been present in Marsannay since the fifteenth century, writings from the reign of Louis X111 already attesting to the presence of a Fournier in the village. It was much later, in 1962, that Jean Fournier settled as a winemaker in his native village. Today, his son, Laurent, is at the head of a farm that covers 22.5 hectares on the vineyards in Marsannay-la-Cote of the Côte de Nuits. Marsannay-la-Cote is the northernmost appellation in the Cotes de Nuits and, as also its coolest spot temperature-wise, a beneficiary rather than a victim of the recent string of warm to hot vintages in Burgundy. This is a gorgeous midweight rendition of this vineyard- dark and earthy with violet-y floral notes and a hint of desiccated blueberry and forest floor on top of its cherry-plum fruit and bright mineral-tinged tannins. It shows well now but, like all of Fournier’s wines, they are built to improve with age.