2013 Christophe Bryczek Morey Saint Denis Clos SolonPinot Noir from France
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"The Bryczek family and the Fourriers split this vineyard holding when the Fourriers married into the Bryczek family. Clos Solon is a beautiful site that features wines with a...
"The Bryczek family and the Fourriers split this vineyard holding when the Fourriers married into the Bryczek family. Clos Solon is a beautiful site that features wines with a color just a little more than medium in depth. The nose is forward, with dark-skinned fruit notes over a more reticent, redder fruit – eventually cherry liqueur notes are revealed. The entry shows a hint of saline or with just a slight edge to the acidity, but behind is a palate to coat it, with smooth, relatively concentrated dark-red fruit. The finishing flavor has both depth and interest, coupled with a twist of old-vine creaminess. A finer wine than many that carry a 1er Cru label!
Georges Bryczek was born in Poland in 1912 and came to France in 1938, working after the war for a number of local vignerons before setting up on his own vineyard in the early 1950s. Being a devout Catholic, Georges made a pilgrimage in 1979 to Rome where he had an audience with the aging Pope Jean-Paul II and presented him with some of his best wine. His Holiness blessed the wine and the estate, signed Bryczek’s livre d’or, and gave him permission to name the wine “Cuvée du Pape Jean-Paul II.”
The estate is now run by Christophe (3rd generation of the Bryczek family) who has single-handedly raised the quality and the recognition of Domaine Bryczek wines in recent vintages to higher levels than ever before.
The estate consists of 3 hectares and is split into 5 appellations: Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru, Les Chenevery (Cuvee du Pape Jean Paul II), Morey-Saint-Denis, Gevrey-Chambertin, and Chambolle-Musigny. The daugter of Georges Bryczek married Jean-Claude Fourrier, winemaker at the excellent Domaine Fourrier, and through this union, the Clos Solon plot in Morey-Saint-Denis (from which the Morey-Saint-Denis “Clos Solon” Pinot Noir is produced) was split between the two families."-importer