Vosne Romanée Domaine J Chezeaux, Cotes De Nuits, Burgundy, 2017
100% Pinot Noir with around 16 months in French oak 30% new.
Vosne Romanée wines denote, above all, elegance. Their mellow character dominates and is sustained by fairly discrete tannins and acidity. They boast aromas of wild cherries, nice quality leather, nutmeg and black truffles.
Great with game (venison, boar, etc.), red meat in a wine sauce or with mushrooms, and extra mature cheeses.
"Disgorged in October 2018, the 2012 Brut Vintage offers up aromas of smoky peach, apples, pastry cream, white flowers and mandarin. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and powerful, with more volume and amplitude than its blanc de blancs counterpart, revealing racy balancing acids, an already refined mousse and the impressive concentration that typifies this low-yielding vintage. It's a classic blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay that saw seven grams per liter dosage." 94+/100 Robertparker.com
Vinification is traditional. The harvested grapes are fermented in open vats for between 12-16 days, depending on the year. The grapes undergo 2-3 days cold maceration before the start of fermentation. Pumping-over and cap punching operations ensure that the grape matter is well distributed throughout the wine. After de-vatting, the wines are transferred into 228 litre oak barrels (of which 30% are new each year), where they will spend 15-18 months before being bottled.