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From a 0.39ha plot, planted in 1952, 1976 on 50 cm deep brown clay and limestone soil. 90% de-stemmed, pneumatic pressing, indigenous yeast fermentation Aged for 18 months in oak barrels (15% new), unfiltered. The 2018 Volnay Les Mitans 1er Cru has an absolutely glorious bouquet of perfumed black cherries, blueberry, potpourri and light violet […]
At an average age of 60 years old, Chandon de Briailles’ has some of the oldest vines in the Clos du Roi. This is a vineyard situated high on the Corton slope. The soil is rich in white Bathonian limestone and it’s these rocky origins, the high altitude and the south east aspect of the […]
The 2017 Vat 6 Tyrrell’s Pinot Noir is gorgeous. It’s nervy and has that fabulous angular structure unique to Tyrrell’s. There is a complexity of flavour that I have not yet seen from this wine. Raspberry, strawberry and cranberry with hints of porcini mushroom and cured meat. There are also wonderful hints of oak spice […]
From a 2ha vineyard situated about 2 kilometres from the Hochkirch property, John acquired and has been producing wine from the estate since 2009. The Tarrington Pinot Noir is lighter in style than the Maximus and has red fruit character where Maximus has dark fruit, Volnay compared with Gevrey perhaps? In any case this is […]