Domaine Jean Fournier is seen as one of the best producers of Marsannay and winemaker Laurent Fournier is certainly at the forefront of elevating Marsannay as a wine and as a community. The vineyards were Ecocert certified organic in 2008, but this was not enough for Laurent who sees the preservation of the land and ecosystems as keys to the survival of his community. In 2016, he started employing biodynamic practices with plans to slowly convert the entire domaine for certification.
Very slow, whole-cluster pressing / cold must settling / temperature controlled fermentation in concrete tank over 20 days. Direct transfer to barrel for full malolactic fermentation in oak. 12-month maturation in 80% demi-muids and the rest in 500L barrels / 30% new oak total / additional 6 months in stainless steel.