Rodolphe Demougeot - 2016 Bourgogne Blanc
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Inside the Bottle: The problem with Burgundy like this is that it goes down far too easily. Upon first smell, piercing nuances of sweet green herbs, lime, lemon, flowers, and loads of minerals rage from this Chablis-like wine. The aromatics carry over to the palate, adding wet stone and flint, with bright, but discrete, notes of almond and hazelnut. This is an exceptional Bourgogne-level white that feels like a high elevation Meursault and drinks like heavenly limestone spring water.
Tomorrow's superstars are not necessarily the ones with the greatest terroirs. They are the ones in search of the sublime within the materials they have. Rodolphe Demougeot fits this mold, given his modest vineyard holdings and the exceptional wines he is making.
Extra details: This wine comes from a .61 hectare parcel of vines on limestone and clay. The vine age ranges between 12-50 years old, giving this wine a nice range of characters. It spends its its first year in oak barrels, with less than 10% new. The movement of his wines are made by gravity and during favorable lunar cycles.