2017 vintage confirms the 7 series (1997, 2007) presenting itself with charm and smoothness.
A hot and dry summer gave us a correct quantity of grapes except in Hautes Côtes where the weather was colder. It rained twice between the two weeks before harvesting but having no effect on the high sugar rate and the skin and pips ripeness.
Red wines have light colour, low acidity and extremly fine and silky tannins. We will feast very quickly !
White wines are opulent and harmonious with delicately honeyed aromas without any heaviness. Must have fun !
Our 2017 Bourgogne Blanc Clos de l’Eglise is as fruity and delicious as ever.
“The Fine Wine Review”
Hautes Côtes de Nuits rouge 2017 : “This attractive wine is fresh and pure with red fruits, lightness, enough structure, and lots of charm — very Pinot, as the Burgundians would say.” note : (87-89)
Bourgogne rouge 2017 : “The Bourgogne is rounder with mineral red fruits, lightness, and purity. This is from vines that average about 50 years-old and are in the communes of Nuits and Vosne.” note : (87-89)
Chambolle Musigny “La Combe d’Orveau” 2017 : “From a vineyard that was essentially wiped out by the frost in 2016, the Chambolle rebounds with a wine of purity, violets, red fruits, charm, lightness, precision, and finesse. Even though not in the heart of Chambolle vineyards (the vineyard is located south and over the hill from the village of Chambolle), the wine expresses what most people expect of the village’s wines.” note : (90-92)
Vosne-Romanée 2017 : “Les Barreaux is a village lieu-dit that sits immediately above Richebourg, Cros Parantoux, and Brulées, and adjoins Petits Monts at the southern end. In both 2017 and 2018, this vineyard produced 8 barrels (2400 bottle) instead of the usual five. This in part is due to the fact that since 2012, the replacement of low-yielding very old vines has been speeded up. Nevertheless, average vine age here is about 64 years-old. The wine has chipped stone aromas. The mouth is light, pure, mineral, precise, and long. It is a wine of great charm.” note : (91-93)
Echezeaux 2017 : “This shows Echezeaux sensuality in its smooth texture, along with strawberry fruit and more weight than the Barreaux. It will needs some bottle aging to show its best, I think.” note : (92-95)
Clos Vougeot 2017 : “The Clos-Vougeot shows red fruits of the vintage, density, finesse, and some tannin. There’s good length and more concentration than for the Echézeaux. 2016, with the frost, at produced just 7 barrels, in 2017 there are 18. Average vine age is 81 years.” note : (92-95)
Richebourg 2017 : “Last, the Richebourg displays density and finesse with dark and red plums, power, and explosiveness. A outstanding and classic Richebourg.” note: (95-97)