1999 Echézeaux Domaine des Perdrix

1999 Echézeaux Domaine des Perdrix

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1999 Echézeaux Domaine des Perdrix


This wine is still very young but the glorious concentration of the 1999 vintage makes a great impression already. Try with beef or game.
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Producer note: This 11 ha Domaine isn't blessed with many different appellations but it does have the considerable advantage of owning sizeable parcels in each. In particular, the Aux Perdrix in a full 3.5 ha and the Echézeaux is almost 1.2 ha. The Domaine was essentially taken over and renovated by the Devillard family in 1995 (it controls Maison Antonin Rodet) and the first vintage under the Domaine de Perdrix label was 1996. The 2000s were not racked until the mise and the fruit was 100% destemmed and I tasted them in February. Readers should note that the style here is an international one and the wines are generously oaked.
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Domaine des Perdrix

Domaine des Perdrix

Domaine des Perdrix which is located in Premeaux-Prissey has recently been bought by Bertrand Devillard who is the director of Mercurey-based négociants Antonin Rodet. There are 12 hectares of vines in Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-St-Georges and Echézeaux, including the 3.5 hectare monopole Les Perdrix. Bertrand Devillard and his children Amaury and Aurore took back control of the Domaine des Perdrix in Prémeaux in 1996. The heart of the holding is the monopoly of Aux Perdrix, from which, since 2006, a ‘super-cuvée’ called Les 8 Ouvrées has also been produced, coming from a plot of ancient vines, planted at 13,000 vines per hectare, in 1922.

The grapes are destemmed, allowed a cool pre-fermentation maceration, after which the temperature is monitored so as not to exceed 32°, with punching down rather than pumping over. Afterwards the wines are matured in barrel, with about 50-60% new wood, for 12 to 18 months without racking.
The Devillards also own the Château de Chamirey in Mercurey, Domaine de la Ferté and Clos du Cellier aux Moines in Givry and now Domaine de la Garenne based in Azé in the Mâconnais.

Domaine des Perdrix produces full-bodied wines that are packed with ripe, spicy, black fruits yet retain a natural Vosne elegance. Until recently they very rarely left French shores but now they are attracting attention in the US. Buy while you still can!

Jasper Morris MW, author of the award-winning Inside Burgundy comprehensive handbook.

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The small commune of Vosne-Romanée is the Côte de Nuits brightest star, producing the finest and most expensive Pinot Noir wines in the world.. Its wines have an extraordinary intensity of fruit which manages to combine power and finesse more magically than in any other part of the Côte d’Or. The best examples balance extraordinary depth and richness with elegance and breeding.

Situated just north of Nuits-St Georges, Vosne-Romanée boasts eight Grand Cru vineyards, three of which include the suffix Romanée, to which the village of Vosne appended its name in 1866. The famous La Romanée vineyard was formerly known as Le Cloux but was renamed in 1651, presumably after the Roman remains found nearby. In 1760 the property was bought by Prince de Conti, and subsequently became known as Romanée-Conti.

Vosne is the home of the phenomenally fine wines of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti; divine wines that are, as they say, not for everyone but for those who can afford them. The region also boasts some of the world’s most talented, quality-conscious and pioneering producers: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti of course, but also Henri Jayer, Lalou Bize-Leroy, René Engel, as well as the Grivot and Gros families, to name but a few.

Vosne-Romanée has the greatest concentration of top vineyards in the Côte d’Or, including the tiny Grand Crus of the astonishing La Romanée-Conti (a monopoly of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti producing about 600 cases a year), the classy, complex La Romanée (a monopoly of Vicomte Liger-Belair, but until 2002 bottled under Bouchard Père et Fils, producing a minuscule 300 cases or so a year) and the little-known La Grande Rue. As the name suggests, this runs up the side of the road out of Vosne. Originally a Premier Cru, it was rightly upgraded in 1992, although its rich, spicy, floral Pinots are yet to reach their real potential under Domaine Lamarche who hold it as a monopoly.

By convention the wines of neighbouring Flagey-Echézeaux are considered part of Vosne-Romanée. These include the large, very variable 30-hectare Echézeaux (divided between 84 different growers) and the more consistent, silky, intense, violet-scented Grands Echézeaux Grands Crus.

La Tâche is another monopoly of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. It is explosively seductive with a peerless finesse, and is almost as good as their legendary eponymous wine. Richebourg is one of Burgundy’s most voluptuous wines and is capable of challenging La Tâche in some years, while Romanée-St Vivant, which takes its name from the monastery of St Vivant built around 900AD in Vergy, has a lovely silky finesse but is slightly less powerful.

If that wasn’t enough, Vosne-Romanée also boasts some absolutely magnificent Premiers Crus headed by Clos des Réas, Les Malconsorts (just south of La Tâche, and arguably of Grand Cru quality) and Les Chaumes on the Nuits-St Georges side, Cros Parantoux (made famous by Henri Jayer), Les Beaux Monts and Les Suchots on the Flagey-Echézeaux border. The old maxim that ‘there are no common wines in Vosne-Romanée’ may not be strictly true, but it is not far off.

Drinking dates vary, but as a general rule of thumb Grand Crus are best drunk from at least 10 to 25 years, while Premier Crus can be enjoyed from 8 to 20 years, and village wines from 5 to 12 years.

There are no white wines produced in Vosne-Romanée.
  • 99 hectares of village Vosne-Romanée.
  • 56 hectares of Premier Cru vineyards (14 in all). Foremost vineyards include Les Gaudichots, Les Malconsorts, Cros Parentoux, Les Suchots, Les Beauxmonts, En Orveaux and Les Reignots.
  • 75 hectares of Grand Cru vineyards: Romanée-Conti, La Romanée, La Tache, Richebourg, Romanée St Vivant, La Grande Rue, Grands Echézeaux, Echézeaux.
  • Recommended producers: Domaine de la Romanée Conti, Leroy, Cathiard, Engel, Rouget, Grivot, Liger Belair.


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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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