Daniel Rion, Pinot Noir, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru "Le Petit Maupertuis" Vougeot, Cote de Nuits 2017
In the vineyard...
Gently sloping, located in the upper portion of the Clos Vougeot, this parcel of 55 ares shows at the same time qualities of exceptional soil and of the grape variety. The vines are 40 years old. The stony and silty-claey soil consists of colluviums limestones of average depth and rests on a marly base.
In the glass...
Deep red in color, this wine is harmonious, racy and elegant. A breeding from 70% new barrels develops its exceptional aromatic intensity, with red and black fruit flavors, like cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant. Often austere in its youth, you will find that with age the flavors of damp earth and musk, yet with powerful and fleshy tannins.
At the table...
This jewel in the crown of the Côte de Nuits will joyfully accompany with a filet of duck, a roast pheasant or a stuffed capon, a venison sauce with pepper, or milk-fed pork.
Grape: Pinot Noir
Region: Côte de Nuits