Domaine Fougeray De Beauclair

Owner(s) Bernard Clair, Jean-Louis Fougeray
Web site www.fougeraydebeauclair.fr
 
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In 1972, Jean-Louis Fougeray created Domaine Jean-Louis Fougeray. Over the years, the domaine grew to 25 acres with vineyards stretching from Marsannay to Savigny-les-Beaune. In 1986, Jean-Louis partnered with Bernard Clair to form Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair. This estate now owns 54 acres of vines, and bottles the only Bonnes Mares originating from the Morey-St.-Denis side of this Grand Cru vineyard. Current annual production is 10,000 cases.

Patrice Oliver has been the winemaker since 1999. This is a superstar domaine that manages to keep its prices within reason. Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair is a true family operation. Patrice Olivier makes the wine with his father in law. Laurent, Patrice's wife runs the marketing. They have poured their outstanding Bonnes Mares Grand Cru at several International Pinot Noir Conferences. Considering the quality, the Bonnes Marres is very reasonably priced.

Reviewed Wines

2005 Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair Bonnes Mares

In 1972, Jean-Louis Fougeray created Domaine Jean-Louis Fougeray. Over the years, the domaine grew to 25 acres with vineyards stretching from Marsannay to Savigny-les-Beaune. In 1986, Jean-Louis partnered with Bernard Clair to form Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair. This estate now owns 54 acres of vines, and bottles the only Bonnes Mares originating from the Morey-St.-Denis side of this Grand Cru vineyard. Current annual production is 10,000 cases. Patrice Oliver has been the winemaker since 1999. This is a superstar domaine that manages to keep its prices within reason (see also pages 10 and 13). · The Bonnes Mares from this domaine is always unusually approachable early in its evolution. This wine has the whole package from start to finish and is magnificent. Power with elegance. Reviewed August 6, 2007 ARTICLE »

2004 Domaine Fougeray De Beauclair Bourgogne

12,5%, $19. Imported by Vinalia Imports Inc., Camarillo, CA. · A perfectly elegant wine that is pale in color. Spiced cherries and vegetative decay aromas are enhanced by tart red fruit and flowery flavors. The texture is smooth as silk and the balance is impeccable. A discreet wine of great charm. Website: Reviewed October 14, 2007 ARTICLE »