Pinot Noir, Vosne-Romanee

Pinot Noir is a red grape that is one of the most challenging to grow in any part of the world. Due to its thin skin and tight bunches, it is susceptible to both mould and disease. However, when it is successful, it produces some of the most amazing wines in the world. Although its home is Burgundy, it has emerged as a popular variety in Australia. Representing only 1% of grapes crushed, it has built a high profile with a number of world-class, distinctly Australian wines being produced. The greatest examples coming from the cool climates of the Adelaide Hills, Tasmania, Mornington Peninsula, Geelong and the Yarra Valley.

Pinot Noir performs well on the deepish limestone based subsoils that are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or. However, yields need to be kept in check. Pinot Noir's concentration and varietal characters disappear rapidly if yields are excessive. Some of the best and most expensive wines in the world are still found in Burgundy.

Pinot Noir also plays a key role in Champagne, being blended with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. In the US, Oregon and Washington state are producing outstanding wines. In New Zealand, great Pinot Noirs are crafted in Martinborough and in Central Otago, New Zealand's only true continental climate.

The thin skins of Pinot Noir mean the wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However, the best wines have grippy tannins, fragrance and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, but as it matures, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouthfeel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey nuances emerging.
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  1. Confuron-Gindre Nuits St Georges 2018
    The Confuron name is very famous in Burgundy, being deeply rooted is the extraordinary village of Vosne-Romanée being located at Rue de La Tâche, however this is a younger branch of the family. The style is a little ... Learn More
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  2. Domaine Confuron-Gindre Vosne-Romanée 2017
    The Confuron name is very famous in Burgundy, being deeply rooted is the extraordinary village of Vosne-Romanée being located at Rue de La Tâche, however this is a younger branch of the family. The style is a little ... Learn More
  3. Jean Tardy Vosne-Romanée ‘Vigneux’ 2017
    Élevage: 16 months in oak (33% new; the rest one year old). Located on the Vougeot side, a touch further down from the Vosne-Romanée 1er cru ‘Les Suchots’, this 33-year-old vineyard is on a shallow and gravelly clay and limestone soil. ... Learn More
  4. Domaine Af Gros Vosne Romanee 'Aux Reas' 2018
    There has been a sorting table at the family winery since 2008, after which the grapes are destemmed but not crushed. The grapes are given a short cool maceration, then fermented with more pumping over than punching down, with the juice ... Learn More
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  5. Domaine Af Gros Vosne Romanee 'Clos De La Fontaine'  2018
    There has been a sorting table at the family winery since 2008 which allows the family to carefully select only perfect bunches, after which the grapes are destemmed but not crushed. The grapes are given a short cool maceration, then fermented ... Learn More
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  6. Domaine Dujac Vosne-Romanée ‘Les Beaux Monts’ 1er Cru 2018
    Here too a background application of wood can be found on the spicier and more floral nose of both red and dark currant, sandalwood and exotic tea scents. The beautifully well-detailed and more mineral-driven flavors possess a super-sleek texture before ... Learn More
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  7. Domaine Follin-Arbelet Romanee St Vivant Grand Cru 2013
    Vinifications are in the old-school style, fermenting slowly in open-top wooden vats, using only indigenous yeasts, and the wines are bottled in all of their unadulterated glory, unfined and unfiltered. Both pure and intense, they are deep with stony freshness, ... Learn More
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  8. Domaine De La Romanee Conti 'Cuvee Duvault-Blochet' Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru 2009
    "This may well be the best vintage for this wine ever made, at least since modern day production of it was recommenced in 1999. There is so much sap that it will be approachable young but age well too... A classic ... Learn More
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  9. Domaine De La Romanee Conti Grands Échézeaux Grand Cru 2017
    One of the most sought after wines on earth. A sensual floral nose followed by a tense, linear mid palate with vibrant acidity. Very long finish - classic Grands Echezeaux. Created by one of the greatest wine producers in the ... Learn More
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  10. Domaine De La Romanee Conti Échézeaux Grand Cru 2017
    One of the most sought after wines on earth. A sensual floral nose followed by a tense, linear mid palate with vibrant acidity. Very long finish - classic Echezeaux. Created by one of the greatest wine producers in the world ... Learn More
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  11. Domaine De La Romanee Conti La Tache Grand Cru 2016
    One of the most sought after wines on earth. A sensual floral nose followed by a tense, linear mid palate with vibrant acidity. Very long finish. Created by one of the greatest wine producers in the world and certainly the ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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  12. Domaine Du Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee Grand Cru 2014
    La Romanée, a grand cru vineyard in Burgundy's Vosne-Romanée region, is the smallest AOC in France. It covers just 0.8 hectares (2 acres) of land on the hillside above the famed Romanée-Conti vineyard, and the village of Vosne-Romanée ... Learn More
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    Antonio Galloni
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  13. Domaine Du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanee 2014
    "Soft reduction presently dominates the nose.." Allen Meadows, Burghound Sourced from 11 different parcels Drink: 2021+ with Duck, Goose and other Game Birds ... Learn More
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    Neal Martin
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    Allen Meadows
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  14. Domaine De La Romanee Conti La Tache Grand Cru 2017
    One of the most sought after wines on earth. A sensual floral nose followed by a tense, linear mid palate with vibrant acidity. Very long finish. Created by one of the greatest wine producers in the world and certainly the ... Learn More
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  15. Domaine Du Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee Grand Cru 2013
    he palate has wonderful density and depth combining the structure of a grand cru with fruitiness, ripeness and generosity of flavors. Layered dark and red berries with savory herbs backed by firm, ripe tannins. About 15% whole bunch was used in ... Learn More
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