The Growers > Domaine Didier Fornerol
Didier Fornerol was managing the wines and wine-making at the rundown Jules Belin estate when Jean-Pierre de Smet purchased it on behalf of AXA in 1986. He became Jean-Pierre’s right-hand man, and remained there until 1999, when he devoted himself fully to his family domaine in Corgoloin. They still make wine together every year.
After the devastation by frost in 2016, there was much that yields were back to normal. The growing season was relatively uneventful, with few treatments necessary. Small doses of rain in the spring and just enough in the summer kept the vines healthy, and while the fruit was very ripe, the acidity remained fresh and balanced.