2020 Bourgogne Rouge, Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot

2020 Bourgogne Rouge, Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot

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2020 Bourgogne Rouge, Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot

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14.3% alcohol

Rich dense purple with ultra lush extrovert raspberry, a thick sweet texture, plump through the middle, not unbalanced but you can still see the heat a bit. The tannins are ripe though and there is some acidity. 

Jasper Morris MW, InsideBurgundy.com (November 2021)

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Jasper Morris MW86-87/100

14.3% alcohol

Rich dense purple with ultra lush extrovert raspberry, a thick sweet texture, plump through the middle, not unbalanced but you can still see the heat a bit. The tannins are ripe though and there is some acidity. 

Jasper Morris MW, InsideBurgundy.com (November 2021)

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Neal Martin, Vinous84-86/100

The 2020 Bourgogne Rouge which sees just 10% new oak, has a very ripe blackcurrant and boysenberry-scented bouquet, quite dense and a little opaque at the moment. The palate is sweet and quite candied, quite Syrah-like in terms of texture with a confit-like finish. Just a little too ripe for my preference.

Drink 2023 - 2026

Neal Martin, Vinous.com (December 2021)

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About this WINE

Domaine Coquard Loison Fleurot

Domaine Coquard Loison Fleurot

Domaine Coquard Loison Fleurot is a family-owned estate that has gained recognition for its exceptional wines, particularly from the Côte de Nuits subregion, where they focus on producing high-quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The Coquard and Loison families, with rich winemaking histories, came together to form the estate, and later, the Fleurot family joined the partnership. This consolidation allowed them to pool their expertise and resources, strengthening their position in the Burgundy wine scene.

The domaine benefits from prime vineyard holdings in various renowned appellations, including Vosne-Romanée, Gevrey Chambertin, and Chambolle Musigny, among others. The diverse terroir of these vineyards contributes to the complexity and character of their wines.

During the winemaking process, sustainable and traditional practices are emphasized, with great attention to detail at every stage. They focus on expressing the unique characteristics of each vineyard plot and strive to produce wines that reflect the true essence of Burgundy’s terroir. The Pinot Noir wines are often praised for their finesse, purity, balanced fruit, and earthy flavors. The Chardonnays are also well-regarded for their freshness and complexity.

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Bourgogne Rouge

Bourgogne Rouge

Bourgogne Rouge is the term used to apply to red wines from Burgundy that fall under the generic Bourgogne AOC, which can be produced by over 350 individual villages across the region. As with Bourgogne Blanc and Bourgogne Rosé, this is a very general appellation and thus is hard to pinpoint any specific characteristics of the wine as a whole, due to the huge variety of wines produced.

Around 4,600 acres of land across Burgundy are used to produce Bourgogne Rouge, which is around twice as much as is dedicated towards the production of generic whites.

Pinot Noir is the primary grape used in Bourgogne Rouge production, although Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and in Yonne, César grapes are all also permitted to make up the rest of the wine. These wines tend to be focused and acidic, with the fruit less cloying than in some New World wines also made from Pinot Noir, and they develop more floral notes as they age.

Although an entry-level wine, some Bourgogne Rouges can be exquisite depending on the area and producer, and yet at a very affordable price.

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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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