Domaine de la Vougeraie Terres de Famille Pinot Noir 2015
|Region||France, Burgundy, Bourgogne|
|Brand||Domaine de la Vougeraie|
Like a family reunion, this wine brings together the members of one single line of descent, and one single Cistercian terroir. The varietal - Pinot Noir - has been grown here for almost 700 years. One-third of the grapes comes from our vines on the Côte de Nuits, and two-thirds from the Côte de Beaune - divine proportions for a divine wine. The aristocratic and sophisticated Pinot Noir grape gives the vines their blue blood, and is behind some of the most dazzling red wines ever made. Cited for the first time in 1375, the name has since then been inextricably linked to the history of Burgundy wine. The red wines made here from the Pinot Noir grape are the very the soul of their Burgundy birthplace. And it is here where they flourish best. The Pinot Noir grape is delicate and complex. It doesn't grow as well anywhere else, and according to the wine writer Jancis Robinson, remains "jealously envied" on its home soil in Burgundy.
This is packed with ripe, sweet cherry fruit and smoky oak flavors, with ample flesh and structure knitting them together. Floral and mineral accents add depth, allowing this red to punch above its weight. Fine length.