This is the northern half of Burgundy's famed Cote D'Or. It is home to perhaps the noblest expression of Pinot Noir on planet Earth, if not the noblest expression of any wine on Earth; the minute yet palpable differences from single parcels of land were intuited by Cistercian monks who farmed the 'golden slope' for approximately two thousand years. From Corgoloin in the south, to Marsannay in the north, the finesse and complexity of the wines is at times both hauntingly beautiful and mind boggling. Its most celebrated villages: Nuits St Georges, Vougeot, Flagey Echezeaux, Vosne Romanee, Chambolle Musigny, Gevrey Chambertin, and Morey St Denis.
His rarely seen 100% Pinot Noir Bourgogne is from the single Vosne Romanée lieu dit Champs d’Argent, sort of on the “wrong side” of the route nationale, next to the Gibourg Sisters’ les Lutenières parcel. I didn’t get to taste this one, but I am pretty sure it’s not gonna suck.
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