Very old vines and thus, local genetic material (rather than modern clones), is what marks Fourrier’s holdings in Gevrey. Moreover, the culture is one of careful management of vigour. Latricières, first established as a vineyard in 1508, is no exception. A continuation of Chambertin, with cooler soils, the name is an extension of the Latin meaning ‘not much’. This refers to the poverty of the soil, forcing the vines to struggle. The limestone bedrock is deep, however, with warmer years finding an effortless confluence with Latricières’ signature airy, ethereal wines. Think rich and pure red fruit accents that develop into truffle and sous bois.
Vivid coloration ranging from deep ruby to black-cherry. Their aromas suggest strawberry, blackcurrant, and gooseberry as well as fruit pits, liquorice, and spices. Violet, moss and underbrush are also likely to be present. On the palate, power, opulence and elegance unite to make a full and complex body, full of sap and voluptuosness textured. Keeping potential is 10 years minimum. Although these sumptuous Grands Crus share a family resemblance, each has its own distinctive nuances.