A very dry summer resulted in extremely ripe and dark-colored grapes. We were then blessed with a lovely weather during harvest.
Rather intense red hue. The DDO 99 offers black berry, cherry and fresh herb aromas. Also notes of coffee and spices. A rather soft attack then a medium bodied middle palate. Soft on the finish it has an excellent length. I would not confuse this wine with a Pinot Noir from Burgundy (in some vintages it is not always so obvious) but at the same time it reminds me of the lovely, elegant style of a famous estate in the Côte de Nuits. I’ll let you guess which one! Véronique Drouhin - September 2001