Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru les Chaumes

2016

The vineyard is just below Malconsorts and La Tache with more clay in the soil. Arnoux-Lachaux's covers the top of the hill to bottom, giving complexity and a true representaiton of the site. Vines average 35-40 years-old. The wines were made with 50% whole cluster and aged in oak barrels, 20% new.

93 points
"The 2016 Vosne-Romanée Les Chaumes 1er Cru has impressive presence on the nose – pressed flower mixed with cranberry, bay leaf and damp undergrowth. The palate is crisp and fresh on the entry, superb symmetry and focus with convincing brightness on the finish. This articulates the Premier Cru beautifully."
Neal Martin,
Vinous
, March 2018
90-92 points
"A ripe and airy nose mixes aromas of various spice and floral elements with those of red pinot and plum. The round, fleshy and generously proportioned flavors also possess very fine depth and length on the punchy and relatively refined finale thanks mainly to the fine-grained supporting tannins. Note that in contrast to several of the foregoing wines, this should be reasonably approachable young if that's your preference."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, January 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB0423-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Sustainable