Domaine Jean Fournier Origines Blanc 2019

Traditional Price €35
WineSpark Price €19.63
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This is a fresh, aromatic blend of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris from... Burgundy. Yep, you heard that right.

It’s actually how most white Burgundy used to be, before a nasty bug called Phylloxera wiped out most of Europe’s vines in the late 1800’s. Most of Burgundy was re-planted with the higher-yielding Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc and Gris were mostly forgotten. 

But this wine is close to Laurent’s heart as it keeps an important part of the region’s history alive.

It’s made of up 3 vineyards in the Cote d’Or, each adding something special to the blend. It’s aged in big 600L oak barrels for one year, and then 6 months in stainless steel. 

If you like a leaner style of wine like Pinot Grigio or Picpoul, and you’re looking for something a bit more interesting, then I’d give this a shot.

Or if you’re a total wine pro and want to taste a bit of Burgundy history as well as the high potential of Pinot Blanc and Gris, then it’s definitely for you too!

Wine type

White

Grape(s)

Pinot Blanc 66% Pinot Beurot (Gris) 33%

Country

France

Region of origin

Bourgogne

Appellation

Vintage

2019

Alcohol %

13.85

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

12

Type of Oak

600L from Austria

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

No

Average age of vines

30 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

350-380M

Soil type(s)

Limestone

Closure Type

Diam

Is this wine organic?

Yes

Biodynamic?

Sustainably produced?

Suitable for vegans?

Yes

Ageing potential (years)

4 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.

This is the perfect aperitif wine for Laurent, or if you want it with food, then a goat’s cheese salad would be ace.

 

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Customer Reviews

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Grá (Dublin)
A special wine

I don't know how better to explain: this is a special wine. I've paid twice as much for wine of similar area and description, but this trumps any of them.

It stands up well with food, and can also do well when quaffing.

I'd heartily recommend for anyone who likes pinot gris, white Burgundy, or anyone who is willing to push the boat out on trying something beyond the industrial, bland, generic white wines.

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