Pinot Noir offers a very varied range of aromas and expressions, linked to the very nature of the terroir from which it comes. This is why the name of the grape variety is only very rarely mentioned on the label of a bottle of Burgundy wine, for the benefit of its place of production.
Depending on its terroir of origin, Pinot Noir will produce dense and fleshy wines or, on the contrary, very elegant and delicate wines. Generally speaking, some common characteristics are found when tasting Burgundy wines made from Pinot Noir.
The Best Pinot Noir
1/ Romanée-Conti Grand Cru 2004
The wines from the Grand Cru Romanée-Conti, monopoly of the estate of the same name, are considered by many to be the greatest wines of Burgundy. All you have to do is see your neighbors: 4 Grands Crus including Richebourg and Romanée-Saint-Vivant where the Romanée-Conti estate also has vineyards.
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2/ 2008 Domaine Anne Gros Clos Vougeot Grand Maupertui
“Le Clos-de-Vougeot Grand Cru” comes from a plot of 93 ares which is itself part of a plot known as Grand Maupertuis. It is located just below the Grands Echezeaux. The vines were planted there in 1905 and transplanting carried out regularly gives in reality an average age of the vines of 50 years.
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3/ 2015 Domaine du Clos de Tart
Clos-de-Tart Grand Cru comes from about 12 micro-plots among the 15 that make up the famous Clos. It is the old vines, with an average age of over 60 years (some vines are over 100 years old) that are part of its composition. The grapes are harvested manually and separately for each of the microclimates. The yield is about 27 hl / ha. After sorting and a suitable choice concerning the destemming of the grapes, they are vinified in separate vats to give birth to several vintages.
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4/ 2009 Domaine Prieur Jacques Musigny Grand Cru
We are here in one of the most famous climates of the Côte de Nuits, where the Priors cultivate 77 ares of pinot noir. Located on a fault above the Clos de Vougeot and next to the Combe d’Orveau, this terroir enjoys a very favorable microclimate, especially as its thin and stony soil guarantees good drainage. In such aridity, the grapes thus reach an ideal maturity which gives rise to a velvety nectar with great persistence in the mouth.
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5/ Dom Perignon 1992 Oenotheque Rose
It is a champagne that has a salmon color with tiled reflections. It is a limpid and sparkling dress. On the nose, the Œnothèque Rosé 2000 Dom Pérignon cuvée offers superb complexity, starting with notes of spices, hazelnuts, fresh brioches and blood oranges. After a few moments, we discover scents of red berries, raspberries and currants, then morello cherries. The mouth is superb, combining finesse, complexity and depth. Its silky texture adds value to very fine tannins. It is an airy, elegant and light mouth, punctuated with precise and assertive aromas. The finish is huge and breathtakingly long.
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6/ Krug Vintage
The Krug house is definitely apart in the Champagne landscape. A singularity that begins in the cellars of the Maisonrémoise, where the blending of the cuvées is carried out in the greatest secrecy. Wines which are matured in small oak barrels in order to develop and amplify the aromas and perpetuate the Krug style, a style like no other. The Vintage 1998 Krug vintage is the fruit of a blend of wines from the three Champagne grape varieties. It is a champagne that has a rich and powerful nose, with floral notes and very high purity. The second nose is vinous, with notes of venison, leather and mocha.
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