Vosne-Romanée "Les Hautes Maizières" 2013

Product Line: 
Pinot Noir

Les Maizières is a vineyard of just over half a hectare, located south of the Clos Vougeot and below Suchots. The average age of the vines here is 40 years-old. 

The wine if fermented 40% whole-cluster; the fruit is put in tank without any crushing. A cold soak follows, then the alcoholic fermentation takes place with very little intervention,with pump-overs and punch-downs as needed. The wine is then gravity-fed into French oak barrels (70% one-year-old, 30% new) for malolactic fermentation and aging. Bottled at the beginning of March.

89-91 points
"Reduction presently flattens the nose but there is good freshness to the spicy and pure medium-bodied flavors that coat the palate with extract on the velvety, vibrant and balanced finish. This is a very fine Vosne villages and worth considering."
Allen Meadows,
, #57, Jan 2015
89-91 points
"Bright, dark red. Aromas and flavors of dark raspberry, crushed-stone minerality and sweet oak. Nicely fresh and sharply delineated but showing more oak today than the basic Vosne village wine. Finishes with good cut and lift, although the oak-influenced tannins come off as slightly tough in the early going."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous Media
, Jan 2015