Intense crimson colour. A voluptuous perfume of silky red and black plum fruit, spice and violets, with underlying gentle power, yet delicate and scented. The palate offers lovely Vosne Romanée sweet texture, with medium bodied exotic fruit married with lightly creamy oak, opening up over time, with nicely integrated tannins. This delivers well above its Village appellation, and has a long finish which promises good ageing potential.
Drink from now-2029
Maceration process: 100% de-stemmed bunches, short cold maceration. Two "pigeage" a day during the alcoholic fermentation, then short pump-overs during maceration post alcoholic fermentation. Total vatting time: 21 days. Pressing: Pneumatic press. Total elevage: 21 months. Oak used: French oak barrels, 30% new, light and long soft toast from Allier, Jupilles and Fontainebleau forests. Operations performed during ageing: One racking before bottling. Filtration: No fining, no filtration
Appellation d’origine Controlée: Vosne-Romanée
Region: Cote de Nuits
Producing commune: Vosne-Romanée
Blend of two vineyard plots toward Nuits-Saints-Georges; Les Jacqines and Aux Ravioles and one plot on the north, Les Hautes-Mazières.
Limestone mixed with clayey marls with depth that varies from 10cm to 1m.
100% de-stemmed bunches
Short cold maceration
Two 'pigeage' a day during the alcoholic fermentation, then short pump-overs during maceration post alcoholic fermentation
Total vatting time: 21 days.
Pressing: Pneumatic press
21 months of ageing in French oak barrel.
30% of new French oak barrels from Allier, Jupilles and Fontainebleau forests (light and long soft toast).
One racking before bottling
No filtration, no fining.
All the ageing operations are carried out according to the lunar calendar.
Roses and red cherry, some earth and Chinese five spice, and you’d have to say it delivers the Vosne message pretty clearly. Light to medium bodied, crisp again, fresh strawberry acidity, a lattice work of tannin dragged slowly through the mouth, and a fresh finish with plenty of energy and nice length. Very enjoyable."
92 points, Gary Walsh
The Wine Front