Domaine Jean Fournier Marsannay Blanc Les Longeroies 2018

Traditional Price €53
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This wine is so good, but it almost didn’t happen.

When Laurent’s father Jean wanted to plant Chardonnay vines in an old Gamay vineyard 20 years ago, everyone told him he was mad.

He discovered some pink marl in the soil and had a hunch that this would suit Chardonnay down to the ground.

This wine proves what a good call that was. It’s a Chardonnay with great energy and complexity - exactly what you want from a good white Burgundy.

Laurent ages the wine in a combination of 20% new and 80% old oak barrels. He gets his barrels from Austria, which is unusual in this area - but he believes the older, more tightly knit wood gives a more subtle oaky flavour to the wine. 

A winemaker friend in Chablis once told him “il faut fêter deux Pâques avant de mettre en bouteille” which means “you need two Easters before bottling”. 

This is Laurent’s philosophy for ageing his whites - so by the time you get them, they’re in absolute peak drinking condition, and will age beautifully too.

Wine type

White

Grape(s)

Chardonnay

Country

France

Region of origin

Bourgogne

Appellation

 

Vintage

2018

Alcohol %

13.85

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

12

Type of Oak

600L from Austria

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

None

Average age of vines

15 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

300M

Soil type(s)

Limestone of Premeaux

Closure Type

Natural cork

Is this wine organic?

Yes

Biodynamic?

Sustainably produced?

Suitable for vegans?

Yes

Ageing potential (years)

7 years

Ideal drinking window

2020-2022

When you start planning your wine range for a new business on a blank sheet of paper, where do you even start with Burgundy? 4,000 producers, 84 appellations across 200 miles, eye-watering prices for the really good stuff.

Read more about Laurent.

Classic French buttery dishes here would be dee-lish - fish or chicken ideally.

 

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