VDLT Vosne-Romanée Vieilles Vignes 2021

Pinot Noir
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Expected Spring 2024

Our tasting impressions 

This young village Vosne is quite fleshy but so well-defined. The tame tannins and freshness of the vintage, make it fairly easy to drink presently. It is a magnificent showcase of all the exotic, spicy fruit that is the hallmark of the wines from this most revered village.

About this wine

The wines of Vosne-Romanée are the most coveted in Burgundy's Côte d'Or.  They are prized for their complexity and exotic spice flavors and aromas. 

The grapes are from an almost half hectare plot at 250m elevation with an eastern exposure. The vines were planted 50-60 years in soil of clay and limestone.

The manual harvest occurred at the end of September to yields of 45hl/ha. The juice was vinified with native yeast then stored in oak barrels. Bottled without fining but with filtration in the spring of 2023.

About the grape

Pinot Noir is an ancient grape from eastern France. Notoriously challenging, it thrives in cooler climates.  The concept of terroir is most closely identified with Burgundy because the lightness of Pinot Noir enables it to so transparently express minor differences (which is why experienced tasters can discern the difference in wines produced from vineyards in very close proximity).  Intense popularity resulted in plantings all over the world but most agree that its finest expression is in the Côte d’Or of Burgundy.

About the vintage

2021 heralded a return to typical Burgundian style. For the first time in several years, high temperatures during the growing season were not the overriding factor. Unfortunately, a severe spring frost that plagued much of Europe drastically diminished yields. Chardonnay was hit harder because it buds earlier than Pinot Noir. So, 2021 was very good on quality but very poor on quantity.

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