This was the first wine that we tasted out of barrel after tasting the Bourgogne out of tank. Mark chose to show this wine first as it is a wine that they made without any sulfur, with roughly 30% whole clusters, from the upper slope villages level parcel Champs Perdrix that sits above/next to the 1er cru Reignots/Petits Monts, and above the Grand cru la Grande Rue; this is a rarity and quite a treat! There was a smidge of reduction, but I was still all giddy from its self-evident airy delicacy and spice both aromatically and in the mouth, telltale airy mineral finesse on the finish….I was quite excited to be offered what I can…..my fascination on this trip with sulfurless vinifications/elevage continued with this one……this is likely a one-shot deal, not to be made again, so get it while you can, I suppose.
“Reduction dwarfs the underlying fruit. There is a finer mouthfeel, along with notably more minerality, to the medium weight flavors that are also more precise but at the expense of richness on the slightly hard, indeed even strict finish. To be fair there is a lot of gas present and this is frankly hard to read today. (87-89?)/2022+” Allan Meadows
“(vinified with 30% whole clusters and aging in 30% new oak; the first vintage for this wine at Marchand-Tawse, from vines at the top of the slope): Moderately deep medium red. Lightly perfumed aromas of red raspberry and enticing oak spices show little trace of the stem component. Juicy, penetrating and light on its feet, conveying subtle soil tones to its flavors of red berries and dried flowers. Lighter and less pliant today than the “regular” Vosne-Romanée but longer and more perfumed, offering good intensity without any impression of weight. This fairly acidic village wine started out a bit lean, noted winemaker Dinel, but is gaining in Vosne-typical floral character” 89-91 Steve Tanzer