Clos de la Perrière

2017

The Clos de la Perrière is a single five hectare 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 2017, the wine was made with 100% whole cluster during vinification and aged in oak, approximately 20% new. 

90 points
"A fresh and attractive nose features a layered mix of various red berries and plum scents that are laced with floral, forest floor and earth wisps. There is fine vibrancy and detail to the lighter weight flavors that possess a highly appealing crunchiness on the mildly warm and youthfully austere finish that delivers sneaky good length. This is relatively forward and while it will age, it could actually be enjoyed on the younger side if desired."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, 77, January 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB9985-17
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Sustainable