An easy way to order a sampler of 3 of Rion's delicate Red Burgundy. A great way to discover this terrific domaine or a wonderful holiday gift.
Armelle & Bernard Rion 2016 Bourgogne La Croix Blanche (x2)
Armelle & Bernard Rion 2016 Vosne-Romanée Dame Juliette VV (x2)
Armelle & Bernard Rion 2016 Nuits-St Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes (x2)
A true family affair, Armelle, Bernard and their daughters, Nelly, Melissa and Alice and her husband Louis, manage 7.5 hectares of vines producing 35,000 bottles of 14 wines across 8 appellations, including some of the most coveted ground in the Côte de Nuits. Five generations of this Rion family have been making wine since the late 19th century.
The Rions farm their mostly old-vine plots lutte-raisonnée (mostly natural and non-interventionist but within reason based on what nature dictates). Everything is done by hand, they destem completely, ferment 2-weeks in concrete tanks and age in a mix of old and new oak barrels.
Their wines are remarkably elegant and finessed while remaining true to the terroir of the different vineyards. While they do not display overt power, they do not want for structure and fortitude and are certainly age-worthy. They are heavenly with the truffles they forage with their 3 dogs.