About The Wine
Like the rest of the range of his Pinot Noir based wines, this wine shows the consistent nuances of orange peel, aperol, persimmon and griotte. Getting into the reds, you find more rose and red flowers with a strong forest characteristic. When drunk too young or too quickly, the wine may show stern tannins but with a little time, the magic unfolds rewarding the patient drinker becoming integrated and precise. The aromatic profile is noble but still maintains the uniqueness of its appellation and the mastery of Thierry’s craft. It’s beautiful when young but can age effortlessly for well over 20 years, a statement I’m comfortable to say with confidence because I have tasted nearly every wine back to the early 80’s and they all age incredibly well, even the so-called “off vintages.”
Richoux’s favors taking extra time before the release of his wines, sometimes more than two years after the producers in the Côte d’Or. His wines wines are moved only a couple of times and spend their time in concrete and large foudre (55hl) for two years before bottling, preserving the delicate aromas that need some extra time to come back to form after the bottling. It can take some years for the full recovery; Thierry is in no rush to push them out the door.