2015 Darviot Perrin Chassagne Montrachet Blanchots Dessus 1er CruChardonnay from France
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"Didier and daughter Alix Anne Darviot are quintessential vignerons; a tightly knit team that oversees every phase of the wine making process from pruning and plowing to rackin...
- 91-93 Allen Meadows - Burghound
91-93 Allen Meadows - Burghound
"Sweet Spot. Outstanding. A ripe and relatively expressive nose offers up essence of pear, white peach and an interesting hint of spiced tea. As is usually the case this is the biggest wine in the range with its concentrated and powerful middle weight plus flavors and impressively persistent finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth. This too should be approachable young but repay mid-term aging."
"Didier and daughter Alix Anne Darviot are quintessential vignerons; a tightly knit team that oversees every phase of the wine making process from pruning and plowing to racking the casks and bottling on their own premises. Didier learned the trade from his father-in-law Pierre Perrin who was a legendary figure in the wine making echelons of Meursault and Volnay.
The first commercial bottling was a handful of cases of the 1989 vintage. The estate today spans 11 hectares and is internationally considered one of the finest sources of red & white Burgundy. In 2001, a family succession brought a prime half-hectare plot of 1er Cru Meursault Genèvrieres to round out the range of exquisite Meursault vineyards. The other jewels in the crown are the Blanchots-Dessus 1er Cru in Chassagne – literally under Montrachet and the Volnay Les Blanches and 1er Crus Gigotte and Santenots.
It is an emphasis on the work in the vineyard which makes the difference at Darviot-Perrin. The vineyards are tended virtually organically which is just a small part of making fine Burgundy. The vital element is bringing healthy, ripe grapes to the presses and vats. Vinification is important, but cannot replace impeccable fruit from the vineyard. “Minimal intervention” is the watchword in the cellar, which is naturally cold and moist. Malolactic fermentations frequently take almost a year to complete, enhancing the complexity and quality of the wines.
A copiously layered nose features notes of citrus peel, resin, petrol, lilac, pear, white peach and soft wood nuances. There is seriously good size, weight and power to the broad-shouldered and admirably concentrated flavors that possess evident power and this is particularly so on the serious, palate staining and hugely long finish." --Importer
91-93 - Allen Meadows - Burghound
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|
|Nose||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|