LES FOURNIÈRES ALOXE-CORTON 1ER CRU
Domaine Antonin Guyon
100% Pinot Noir
Domaine Antonin Guyon is one of the most prestigious estates in the Côte d’Or, as well as one of the largest family-owned wineries in the region. It was started in the 1960s by Antonin Guyon with parcels of land in Gevrey and Meursault. Today, the massive 47 hectare property is controlled and operated today by Antonin’s sons, Dominique and Michel and produces wines of impeccable quality from 15 different appellations, which includes many renowned villages from the region. An exceptional range of Premier and Grands Crus.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
Aloxe-Corton is a little village, located in the northern part of the Côte de Beaune. The wines here benefit from east to south and southwest exposure. Soils are predominantly clay and limestone. Fourniéres is named for an ancient forge, whose large chimney near the village is still visible. Grapes are hand-harvested and then carried in small boxes to the cellar, where they are sorted. Fermentation takes place for 20 days in open wooden vats at a controlled temperature. The wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, one-third of which are new barrels.TASTING NOTES
Very nice deep ruby red, with light aromas of red fruit. Rich and round in the mouth, with a long, finish and a well-balanced woody character. Can be kept for 15 years. Ideal with roasted meat, game and most cheeses.