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.
To be true, we do not really know how this bottle ended up in our cellar. What we are sure about is that we have no clue about its cellaring conditions before that. It arrived in a deteriorated box with some other wines. Old Riojas all of them, from traditional wineries (CVNE, Paternina, Muga). Kind of the usual spanish collection of wines during the eighties if you want. Let us see what this old guy has to tell us.
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 vineyard in this young winery starts to reach certain age, nine years. They try to get the most from their Syrah, Graciano, Garnacha, with patience, in the extreme Ronda climate. Read more
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.
This is the second wine in a row from this village of reference, same vintage, after the Regis Forey one. In this case the producer is the Domaine Robert Arnoux that, since 1990, is managed by Pascal Lachaux, son-in-law of the later Robert Arnoux. The domain has belonged to the Arnoux family for five generations. During this time they have gather parcels in so famous curs as Romanée-St-Vivant (35a), Clos de Vougeot (43a), Echezeaux (95a) y Suchots (0.5a) in Vosne, and some other premier cru in Vosne y Nuits-St-Georges, up to a total of 12ha. One of the main virtues of this domain is that most of the vines they harvest are quite old. Because of this, and because of the viticultural practices, yields are kept low here.