Magnum: Cote De Nuits Villages 2015, Domaine Durand
There's a vast swathe of Nuits St. Georges that would get nowhere near the vibrant quality of this humble wine. A rich, spicy nose and deep colour lead you in to disconcertingly powerful and outstanding Pinot. A succulent raspberry fruit-laden Burgundy with excellent weight and depth.
28 year-old Xavier Durand took over the 12 hectare family domaine , from his father, Ree‚, at the beginning of 2011. This energetic and highly talented young man has propelled this domaine in to the regions premier league. Yields have been dramatically reduced and the emphasis is now on terroir with all lieux-dits now clearly stated on the labels. These are wines of great precision and freshness, with a wonderful purity. Xavier?s reds from the Cote de Nuits surpass many Nuits St. Georges and are phenomenal value. The top-end Aloxe-Corton, les BoutiŠres is from 40 year-old vines, planted just about a frogs jump below the villages Premier Cru vineyards. The Grand Cru Corton le Rognet is widely regarded as being one of the finest from this vineyard whilst the humble Ladoix, Cote de Beaune reveals the care and attention that Xavier puts in to all his wines.
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Beef, Lamb, Cheese
Cote de Beaune, Burgundy