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2015 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne

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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

94Wine Spectator

Graphite and spice notes seep into the edges of this cherry- and kirsch-flavored red. Piercing and persistent, with fine balance and a silky texture.

90-93Burghound.com

The velvety, round and tempting medium-bodied flavors that are blessed with good concentration and punch on the delicious, balanced and notably firm finish.

89-91The Wine Advocate

...very pretty with perfumed red cherries, crushed strawberry and subtle rose petal scents. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin.

89-92Stephen Tanzer

Red fruits, animal fur and game lifted by a floral element on the nose. Plush and seamless; a step up in thickness and suavity from the Aux Echézeaux...

17Jancis Robinson

Rich and svelte. Real difference of texture. Pacy and fully satisfying, spread across the palate. Super-clean and fresh.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin

Côte de Nuits is the northern part of the Côte d’Or and it includes the most famous vineyards and wine communes in the world. There are more Grand Cru appellations in the Côte de Nuits than anywhere else in Burgundy. Of the fourteen communes, or villages in the Côte de Nuits, six produce Grand Cru wines. They are Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Flagey-Échezeaux and Vosne-Romanee. Some of the vineyards within the Côte de Nuits are tiny, which adds to their prestige. The fabled Grand Cru vineyard La Romanee is barely two square acres. Altogether there are twenty-four Grand Cru vineyards. The region takes its name from the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Côtes de Nuits produces mostly reds from Pinot Noir, and the wines have been in demand for centuries. During the 18th century King Louis XIV’s physician recommended that for his health the king only drink wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges. Like most of Burgundy, the soils of the Côte de Nuit can vary greatly from one vineyard to another, though most are a base soil of limestone mixed with clay, gravel and sand.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, AOC (AC)

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.