Domaine Didier Fornerol


Attending Winemakers: Didier Fornerol & Jean-Pierre de Smet

Didier Fornerol was the vineyard manager at Domaine de L’Arlot. Fornerol learned his winemaking skills by his father’s side, and took over his family’s domaine in 1996. Today, Fornerol carries out all the vineyard tasks with passion: pruning, trellising, treatments, and manual harvest. He controls operations from winemaking to bottling with the utmost care. The domaine is made up of 6 hectares in the village of Corgoloin (3.70 hectares of Côtes de Nuits-Villages red and 0.60 hectares of Côtes de Nuits-Villages white) and very small amounts of Passetoutgrain, Aligoté and Bourgogne Regionale. The vineyard is managed using minimal amounts of synthetic treatment products (lutte raisonnée) and the young vines are strictly pruned to limit their yields. Jean-Pierre de Smet joined the winemaking team upon his retirement from Domaine de l’Arlot and works closely with Didier on all aspects of the winemaking. An avid believer in whole cluster fermentation, Didier makes wines that are a prime example of old school Burgundy at its best!

A selection of signature appellations:

Hautes Côtes de Nuits
Côte de Nuits Villages
Côte de Nuits Villages “La Rue des Foins”