"A cool, ripe and unusually elegant nose blends notes of pure essence of red cherry with those of dark raspberry and a hint of forest floor. The more typical character of a fine Fournières emerges on the palate however as the robust and powerful big-bodied flavors possess plenty of muscle on the very firmly constituted finish where a hint of warmth can be found. This is a very impressive showing and one that is highly recommended if you have the patience to cellar it." April 2017
ALOXE-CORTON 1ER CRU LES FOURNIERES
ALOXE-CORTON is one of the villages of the North of the Côte de Beaune. It benefits from an exhibition going from the east to the south.
The plot of ALOXE-CORTON 1ER CRU LES FOURNIERES of Domaine GUYON extends on a very well exposed surface of 1 hectare 35 ares.
SOIL AND GROUND
The soil is clayey-limestone.
Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir.
Age of the vines: 40 years.
HARVEST AND VINIFICATION
Manual harvest in small crates and sorting in the winery. Stripping completely. Long vinification (20 days) in wooden vats, with punching and temperature control.
Aging in oak barrels on fine lees (1/3 new barrels) and bottling after 18 months.
CHARACTER AND GUARD
A beautiful dark ruby color. A rich wine with aromas of cherry, a beautiful intensity in the mouth and a woody very harmonious.
A bottle that will keep a decade.