Clos de la Perrière Monopole 1er Cru

2020
France
Burgundy

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 2019, the wine was made with 100% whole cluster during vinification and aged in oak, approximately 20% new. 

92 points
" Subtle but not invisible wood sets off ripe aromas of poached plum, earth and a pretty violet wisp. The succulent, round and delicious middleweight flavors possess solid mid-palate density while exuding evident minerality on the compact, youthfully austere and moderately firm finale. This is very backward and will definitely need time to unwind though it could probably be approached after 5-ish years."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
January 2023

SKU/Code: 
DB9985-20
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Sustainable