91 Points - Wine Spectator

REVIEWS

"A rich version, with sweet baking spices accenting the cherry and currant fruit. Supple and lively, building to a spice- and anise-infused finish. 233 cases imported". -Wine Spectator

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Pinot Noir
  • APPELLATION
    Côte de Nuits, Burgundy
  • ALCOHOL
    13.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Racy yet elegant, Aurelien Verdet’s old vine Vosne Romanée landed stateside to a standing ovation. In this special enclave of Côte de Nuits (a stone’s throw from famed Romanée-Conti), caramel colored slopes grow vines and wines of exceptional quality. Vieilles Vignes (French for old vines) produce lower yields of especially potent Pinot. Verdet takes his sweet time vinifying the wines, slow and cool, to showcase the full glory of Pinot Noir’s potential in this terroir.

Wine Spectator swooned in their 91-point love letter to this immaculate expression of Burgundy’s most highly sought-after star. “A rich version, with sweet baking spices accenting the cherry and currant fruit. Supple and lively, building to a spice- and anise-infused finish.”

Personally sourced by invino Founder & unequivocal Burghound, Tony Westfall, this wine was secured for its exceptional quality and unprecedented value.

Deserving of its Burgundian class and neighbor status to some of the world's most sought-after producers (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Henri Jayer, and Domaine Armand Rousseau to name a few), this wine wonderfully showcases the grandeur of this historic wine region.

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TASTING NOTES 

This Pinot contains notes of red fruit such as cherry and currant. The subtle spices that you taste will balance the sweeter notes of the fruit. 

THE STORY TO KNOW

Aurélien VERDET, born in April 1981, is an enthusiastic, driven young man. His father was one of the pioneers of organic viticulture back in the early 1970’s and since his retirement in 2005, Aurélien has carried on the tradition. Aurélien’s own Domaine comprised 4.5 hectares of Hautes Côtes de Nuits until 2009. In that year, he took over vines under a farming agreement in Vosne Romanée village and 1er cru Beaux Monts and 1er cru Nuits Damodes and Boudots. This entitled him to call them Domaine holdings.

He augments his range through grape contracts under which he lays down the criteria for the early part of the growing season with his suppliers. He then takes over the vineyard work in July, harvests and vinifies the grapes then bottles the wines.

PERFECT PAIRINGS

This will make for an excellent pairing with salmon or a fattier fish. You could also try it with a rich pasta dish with a red sauce.