Clos de la Perrière

2016

The Clos de la Perrière is a single five hectare 1er cru monopole parcel, a true clos, surrounded by a wall in Fixin. Bénigne Joliet considers that there are four separate terroirs here and each is vinified and aged separately and blended just before bottling. The soil varies with stoney limestone, clay, a mix of clay and limestone and then the area near the woods at the top of the slope is cooler than the rest of the vineyard. The youngest vines are ten years old and are not blended into this cuvèe, so the vines are 40-90 years old. In 2016, the wine was made with 100% whole cluster during vinification and aged in oak, approximately 20% new. 

90-93 points
"There is an interesting touch of smoke to the pretty and ultra-fresh red berry and plum-suffused nose that is intensely floral in character. The sleek and mineral-driven flavors possess excellent definition while delivering first-rate length on the saline finish that is less austere at this stage than it usually is. This is lovely and this rivals that best that I have seen here in many years."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, 69, January 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB9985-16
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Sustainable