DOMAINE ÉRIC FOREST
Eric is a star vigneron, based in the village of Vergisson, and currently has 4.8 hectares of vines planted between 1930 and 1979. He has inherited a great knowledge of nature and biodynamics from his grandfather and this has been a major influence in his approach to viticulture and winemaking. All grapes are hand picked and fermented and matured for ten to fifteen months in barriques and demi-muids. The wines are hand bottled and are, usually, unfiltered.
His Mâcon-Vergisson is planted on soils of decalcified ferruginous clay with a bedrock of Bajocian limestone. This 400 metre high, north-east exposed vineyard produces wines of great precision and minerality.
The Pouilly Fuissé “L’Âme Forest” is a blend of two complementary, individual vineyards – “Les Tilliers” is planted on calcareous Sinemurian clay soils and ” La Côte” is on Toarcian marl-limestone soils, located on the northern slope of the Vergisson hill. “Les Crays” is situated on the warm, exposed southern side of the Vergisson hill and is planted on blue marl and limestone. The resulting wines are full, rich and minerally with great length and aging potential. Pouilly Fuissé “La Roche”, from a 450m, south facing vineyard on pure limestone, is stunning.
|Mâcon Vergisson Sur La Roche|
|Pouilly Fuissé L'Âme Forest|
|Pouilly Fuissé Les Crays|
|Pouilly Fuissé La Roche|
|Mâcon Vergisson Sur La Roche||Chardonnay|
|Pouilly Fuissé L'Âme Forest||Chardonnay|
|Pouilly Fuissé Les Crays||Chardonnay|
|Pouilly Fuissé La Roche||Chardonnay|