The 2003 vintage is now gone at the Cote de Beaune. It has been one of the warmest and driest vintages ever, with very low yields. It is the 2004 vintage now, and Chassagne-Montrachet expects this to be a vintage that makes justice to the village reputation.
It is always interesting to check how a wine evolves in bottle. In this case we are going to have a look at a burgundian red that we tasted in 2007. We are talking about the Regis Forey’s Vosne-Romanée village, that gave us a good impression in that time. A style of wine that we really appreciate.
Some time ago we talked about Domaine Joblot’s Clos de la Servoisine red in its 2004 vintage. That was seven years ago, and we would like to recall that memory while checking the current state of this Givry wine. Moreover, we have the chance to compare with a 2005 vintage bottle. Should we find clues about how such different vintages can affect this burgundian cru?
The Côte Chalonnaise begins just to the south from the Côte de Beaune, and includes the appellations of Bouzeron, Rully, Mercurey, Givry, y Montagny. The region covers land in forty-four communes in the Saône-et-Loire. It produces red and rose wines from Pinot Noir, and white wines from Chardonnay and Aligoté.
The domaine Bruno Claire, at Marsannay, has been producing elegant Burgundy wines since more than three decades ago. Wines such as its Gecrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Cazetiers 1999, that we will be talking about today.
Here we are, with the posthumous portrait of two Burgundy wines from Henri Boillot in his 2005 vintage. A red, Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets, and a white, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchere. Both of them showing a modern style but keeping the region’s identity.
The Roulots have been producing fine wines in Mersault since the first half of the XIX century. However, it was not until the end of the World War I that the domaine, managed by Guy’s father, Paul Roulot, begun to re-plant vines and acquire new land. Then it was Guy itself who further expanded the domain vineyard and winery. After his early dead in 1982, and after a seven-year period of technical management by the american oenologist Ted Lemon first (until 1984) and Franck Grux (until 1988), Jean-Marc Roulot came back to the family domaine. He has taken the domain prestige to its current levels.