2006 Coche Dury Pommard VaumuriensPinot Noir from France
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"The Coche’s farm almost nine hectares of vineyards on minuscule parcels over six communes: Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Auxey-Duresses, Monthelie, Volnay, and Pommard. Appro...
- 92-93 John Gilman - View from the Cellar
92-93 John Gilman - View from the Cellar
"The Pommard “Vaumuriens” is a relatively new cuvée from Jean-François Coche, which I believe was first made in the 2003 vintage. This was the first vintage where I have been offered it to taste in the cellars, and not surprisingly, the 2006 will be a lovely wine. The nose jumps from the glass in a brilliant mélange of red cherries and berries, orange zest, lovely minerality, roses, coffee, a hint of the gamebirds to come, fresh herbs and a judicious touch of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is fullish, very pure and beautifully focused, with a sappy core of red fruit, ripe tannins, tangy acids and beautiful delineation from the attack to the tail end of the long, sappy and pure finish. This may only be villages, but in the hands of Monsieur Coche and his son, the wine is clearly of top premier cru quality. Lovely juice in the making. 2012-2035+."
"The Coche’s farm almost nine hectares of vineyards on minuscule parcels over six communes: Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Auxey-Duresses, Monthelie, Volnay, and Pommard. Approximately half of their holdings are situated around their hometown of Meursault, with their parcels of Bourgogne surrounding the home and winery. Though they are best known for their Chardonnay, they also bottle six exquisite Pinot Noirs. No clones of any kind are planted—an absolute rarity in Burgundy, where cold, humid winters, spontaneous springtime hail storms, and harvest rains all make farming a challenge. Once in the cellar, vinifications are long and traditional, with extended lees contact. This extra time on the lees prevents oxidation and works in tandem with the terrific freshness his grapes achieve. Larger-than-usual doses of new wood are used, not with the intention of indulging a trend, but rather to extend the cellar-aging potential of these pedigreed wines and to serve as a clean slate for perfect fruit. Dixon Brooke explains, “Coche believes strongly that the white wines of Burgundy should have nerve, and his are never among the ripest or highest in alcohol of his colleagues. It is their vibrant acidity, often hidden in the opulence that helps them to age so successfully and predictably.” Though their bottlings are extremely limited, any chance to taste the wines of Coche-Dury promises a rare glimpse into some of the greatest vineyard management and winemaking in the world." -Importer
92-93 - John Gilman - View from the Cellar
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|