Wine Dine and Play: Pierre Laforest Wines

Pierre Laforest Wines

Les Montespierres And The Cave
Cote d'Or, Vougeot, Burgundy, France
Wine Style: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Average Price: $$ / €€
Overall Rating:  90 points
By Sean Overpeck (CFE)
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Château Owner:
Pierre Laforest

Pierre Laforest was the final stop on this absolutely fantastic day in the Bourgogne doing wine tastings, touring the older towns and enjoying some great food. The chateau was more of a cottage and wine sellers shop called the La Grande Cave de Vougeot or the La Grande Cave de Pierre Laforest depending on which sight you look up.

The wines I had tasted throughout the day like most Burgundy wines were pinot noir or chardonnay, but this tasting was of the Meursault grape and was called the Pierre Laforest - Les Montespierres which translates into the Monte Stones, and was an Appellation Village of the Côte de Beaune region (Côte-d’Or). This specific appellation includes 19 other Premiers Crus “Climats" (named plots), and the producing commune is also the same name as the grape, Meursault.
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According to the winemakers tasting notes, the Meursault is greeny-gold in color or canary yellow, leaning towards bronze as it ages. It sometimes exhibits silvery highlights. Its bouquet has strong aromas of ripe grapes. The younger wine is redolent of toasted almonds and hazelnuts in a floral (Mayflower, elder, bracken, lime, verbena) and mineral (flint) setting. Butter, honey, and citrus fruits are also present. On the palate, it is rich and fat with a cheerful and appealing taste of hazelnut. Unctuousness and freshness are in silky balance. Long and structured, it needs time to mature - this is a great white wine for laying down.

The La Grande Cave Pierre Laforest wine cellar is between Beaune and Dijon, in the heart of Burgundy, at the foot at the celebrated vineyards of Clos de Vougeot. La Grande Cave is the only remaining part of the old Chateau of Vougeot and is a wonderful experience to walk down the steps as the temperature drops twenty degrees and you get thrown over two hundred years into the past.

When you visit this wonderful location, you will discover a museum in the cave that is devoted to viticulture and enology. The wine tasting comes at the end of the cave tour in ancient surroundings, around the splendid rustic oak table, where you will be given information by the winemakers. 

Other wines from Pierre Laforest:
All red wines made from pinot noir

Final notes, review basics, and observations:

I refer to myself as an oenophile though, oenophilia is defined as “a disciplined devotion to wine, accompanying strict traditions of consumption and appreciation.” In a general sense, oenophilia also refers to the enjoyment of wine, often by a layman - which I am, and not qualified as a professional. I just enjoy drinking it, so my rating is based on enjoyment and the overall experience, not the science of an expert. The score factors outlined in the ‘about page’ section, based on my individual experience and rating

Overall Star Rating:
90 Points
4 of 5 Stars: 
An Outstanding Tasting Experience
Wines Produced
Red: Pinot Noir, Meursault

White: Chardonnay


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Pierre LaForest Les Montespierres:

Rue du Vieux Chateau 
Cote d'Or, Vougeot, France

Office of exports:
39 Avenue du 14 Juillet, 21300 
Chenôve, France

Tasting Room Information:

Tasting room:
+33 3 80 54 36 63
Website Contact:
Tasting Room hours:
France Standard Time
(GMT, Zulu, or UTC - BST Offset + 1:00)
Monday - Sunday: 

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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