2007 Domaine Fourrier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Gruenchers" Vieille Vigne

SKU #1055648 89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good deep red-ruby. Wild red fruits with hints of underbrush on the nose. At once broad and precise, with attractive sweetness to the raspberry and mineral flavors. Not a huge wine but nicely silky and mouthcoating; a stony quality frames and lifts the finish. (ST)  (1/2009)

89-91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 This wine sometimes is not as elegant as one might think given the general elegance of the Fourrier style but that is definitely not the case in 2007 as this is arguably the most refined wine in the entire range with a knock out nose of pure and airy red and blue pinot fruit with note of plum and violets that slide gracefully into rich, full and seductive medium-bodied flavors that possess a textured mouth feel and if not quite as mineral-driven as the Sentiers, there is no lack of it on the velvety and palate staining finish. A choice as this is notably more generous.  (1/2009)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Fourrier’s 2007 Chambolle Musigny Les Gruenchers mingles fresh blackberry and red currant with rich meat stock in a display of sap, energy, and grip very welcome in the context of the vintage. There is a slightly reductive aura to the aromas but these open up with airing to reveal subtle herbs, jasmine, and ripe berries. This finishes with clean meaty and saline savor. I would anticipate at least 4-6 years of pleasure from it. (DS)  (6/2010)

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.


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- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
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Chambolle Musigny

- A charming village in the Côte de Nuits, north of Clos Vougeot. Mostly red (and very little white) wine from limestone-dominated soil makes the communes' wine silky, with finesse rather than density. The wines are known for their aromatic purity and elegance. The Grands Crus are Musigny and Bonnes Mares.