Richebourg Grand Cru 2019


The wine
Always a great depth, it amazes by its length and complexity, it is both structured but elegant.
It is often lacking superlative to describe it, but sometimes, is it necessary to give it rather than just let it carry through the wine.
The vintage
1876 bottles, 96 magnums, 9 jeroboams have been produced in 2018.
0,52 ha planted between 1931 and 1936.
Located in the historic part south of the appellation, about fifty meters from Romanée and Romanée Conti, this parcel is the oldest of this grand cru.
It is difficult to describe this terroir as it is complex. We find of course clays and limestones but in forms and colors extremely varied, offering this complexity.
The harvest is manual with 30% whole clusters.
3 weeks of fermentation with a light extraction.
60% new oak barrels are used for a period between 18 to 24 months.
Pinot Noir : 100%
Alcohol content: 14 ABV


Tasting notes
This is a deep, refined wine and quite exceptional. It presents aromas of black fruit and soft red fruit, notes of spices, violets and the undergrowth. It is immediately extremely elegant on the palate with fine, softened tannins, freshness and aromas of coffee and acidic red fruit; it has impressive length. A cuvée with great aging potential.