Until 2001, the Forey's tended the vines and
produced the wine of well-known La Romanée grand cru appellation in
a metayage (sharecropping) agreement with the Liger-Belair family
which entitled them to 50% of the crop which they sold as bulk to
Beaune and Nuits negociants.
However, Régis revolutionised the domaine when he joined, buying
vineyard parcels in Echézeaux and some Vosne Romanée 1er Cru
Gaudichots and so Domaine Forey now have vineyards in Vosne
Romanée, Morey-Saint-Denis, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Flagey Echezeaux
Régis advocates a minimal use of herbicides and pesticides and
retains grass swards in the more humid blocks to create competition
and a more diverse microclimate.
The practise of total destemming is used as well as larger 500
litre casks for aging the wines which Régis believes gives better
integration of the oak into the wine.
This is a winemaker with Pinot Noir in his veins - he
sleeps, breathes and dreams Nuits St Georges!