Jean Fournier Marsannay Cuvee St Urbain 2019
A balanced, easy to drink wine complemented by old vines concentration
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The Fournier family has been present in Marsannay since the 17th century, with writings from the reign of Louis XIII already attesting to the presence of a Fournier in the village.
It was much later, in 1962, that Jean Fournier settled as a winegrower in his native village. Today, his son, Laurent, is at the head of an exploitation which covers 22,5 hectares on the vineyards of the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune.
aurent Fournier, Jean’s son, has been a committed winemaker since his arrival at the estate in 2001.
He is at the origin of the Organic Agriculture labeling of the domain. In 2011, he was voted the Côte de Nuits’ young vigneron of the year; he has since dedicated much of his considerable energy campaigning to establish Premiers Crus in Marsannay, which is home to a number of his single-vineyard reds.
He invests himself every day in order to establish the reputation of Marsannay wines, to perpetuate a non-interventionist and environmentally friendly agriculture, and to promote minority grape varieties such as aligoté.
“Respect for the expression of the terroir, the vintage, the grape variety & the touch of the domain “.
Cultivar – 100% Pinot Noir
Age of vines – planted between 1950 and 2000
Ageing – in demi-muids (600L), of which 15% new, for 12 months, then 5 months in tanks
Decanter – 92 points (2015)
A Marsannay specialist, Laurent Fournier produces his Cuvée St-Urbain from a blend of village vineyards and younger vines. The 2015 has fine tannins, red berry notes and a leafy, lifted perfume. It’s elegant and finely honed – there’s a lot of pleasure to be found now, but good ageing potential too.
Drinking Window 2019 – 2025