Grands vins de Bourgogne
Old vines, comfortably installed on the beautiful and steep slopes of the Rock of Vergisson, roots in solid chalk, cultivated with respect of their nature, searching for the appropriate expression of a terroir and a vintage. But the Domaine Eric Forest is much more than that….

Le domaine

Managing the vineyards that have been passed on from father to son for eight generations, I produce five exclusive vintages of Pouilly-Fuissé, Saint-Véran and Macon-Vergisson on plots of vines planted between 1930 and 1979.

My grand father, who possesses a vast knowledge in nature and biodynamics, has greatly infuenced my approach to wine making.To maintain the highest level of accuracy, I realize all the work manually.

I prune the plants in a manner to allow for the vines to have ample ventilation thus minimizing the need to use phytosanitary products.I combat any other plant species with an environmental approach by carrying out extra plowing to sustain the soil and to encourage the roots to absorb the rich qualities held within the terroir. The grapes are hand picked and gently pressed. Here begins the winemaking process.

The wine stands on its lees for ten to fifteen months inside oak barrels with reduced doses of sulfites. The wine is then personally bottled using gravity and often unfiltered.As a passionate winemaker, I bring the utmost care and attention to all stages of the winemaking process, a personal commitment to deliver the high standards representative of my terroir.

Mes vins

Pouilly-Fuissé « Les Crays »

“Les Crays” is a land of limestone boulders on the blue marl Pliensbachian. Located on the southern side of Vergisson hill, it benefits from great sun exposure and is protected from northern cold wind, producing a refreshing mineral wine rich with multiple citrus flavors. This vintage is harvested from several plots planted between 1930 and 1966.

Pouilly-Fuissé « L 'ÂME Forest »

‘The cuvee “L’AME Forest” created in 2008 is a blend of equal parts of 2 different terroirs. The marn soil of “La Cote” brings power and minerality to the structure as well as length in the mouth. The clay-limestone combination of Tillers brings finesse with citrics and pit fruit. The soul (‘AME’ in French) of this cuvee comes from a perfect balance of these 2 parcels planted in 1963 by André – the grandfather; cultivated by Michel – the father, and taken over by Eric in 1999.

Saint-Véran « Le paradis »

This small-sized plot was planted in 1979 in clay soil with cherts located on the high part of the Davayé village. At one meter deep, the roots penetrate the Jurassic limestone bench, bringing a superbe minerality to this ample and powerful wine.

Mâcon-Vergisson « Sur la roche »

This terroir consists of a decalcified ferruginous clay soil, crossed by roots implanted in the Bajocian limestone bedrock. The 400 –meter high- slope is North-East exposed.
It produces a fresh and mineral wine with great accuracy.

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Contact

Téléphone +33(0)6 22 414 255
Adresse Le Martelet 71960 Vergisson