Value and Refinement:
2021 Fornerol Côte de Nuits-Villages Rouge MAGNUMS

Posted by Ian McFadden

Fornerol's Burgundies feel like time capsules.

Their grace and lightness harken back to old-school Burgundy.

photo of Magnum of Fornerol Côte de Nuits-Villages

I have a soft spot for Côte de Nuits, mostly due to Bachelet's wines, but also a new generation of producers, like Camille Thiriet and Jérôme Galeyrand. Didier Fornerol takes Côte de Nuits to a level of class that I thought was impossible.

In 2021, Fornerol's Côte de Nuits is incredibly appealing. There's an unbelievable texture to the wine along with plenty of earthy, mineral, and spice-inflected depth. The poise and detail of the wine are particularly compelling.

Didier Fornerol was the vineyard manager and cellar master at Domaine de L’Arlot from 1982 until 1998. In 1999, he returned to his family's domaine. Today, he has fine-tuned the winemaking at the domaine with crucial help from L'Arlot's legendary Jean-Pierre de Smet. Given how much we've loved many of the older L'Arlot wines, it's no surprise that Fornerol is so important to us.

I'll close with a warning. We received a modest allocation. Given the demand for this wine, we're expecting a quick sell-out. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare
Crush Wine & Spirits


2021 Fornerol, Didier Cote de Nuits Villages 1.5 L

1.5 L