92 Insider Points
'Very Good'- Wine Spectator
"Offers spicy, musky aromas, with rose and cherry notes supported by chalky tannins. Long finish. Best from 2017 through 2025. 300 cases imported."
- Wine Spectator
En la Rue de Get in My Belly!
Over the past few months, I've been lucky enough to have a swath of Burgundy wines to release and review. Every week brings an enticing new Pinot with a quality similar to those before it yet completely standing on its own. Here we have another well-spoken example of a specific terroir's personality. Verdet's Morey-Saint-Denis is a Burg that is drinking in the start of its prime, and will continue evolve over the next few years should you decide to lay a few bottles down. I'm adding 2 or 3 to my private collection.
Let breath about 10 minutes. Fresh forest floor and cranberry aromas waft from the glass. It yields a vibrant palate full of ripe raspberry and strawberry with light, smooth texture. Bright acidity plays through the front palate all the way into a long cranberry finish. It's a hard decision I know, but drink or hold.
92 Points - JZ April '18
Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
In Burgundy—more than anywhere else in the world—location is everything. And by location, we mean not just the region or the appellation but the tiniest of plots, often just a few rows of grapevines. En La Rue de Vergy is one such wine, sourced from an historic mini vineyard just above Clos du Tart, a Grand Cru site that is among the best in Burgundy if not in all of France.
This primal (nearly orgiastic) Pinot is a polished red full of black cherry fruit, exotic spice and a level of finesse almost never arrived at by domestic versions of the grape. Personally sourced by invino Founder & unequivocal Burghound, Tony Westfall, this wine was secured for its exceptional quality and unprecedented value.
· The 2013 vintage was rated 92 points or “Outstanding” by the Wine Advocate for reds from the Cote de Nuits and 92 points as well from the Wine Spectator.
· Domaine Aurélien Verdet is not certified organic, as Verdet is interested not in dogma or legalities but in a truly natural way of working the earth and the grape.
· A minimalists in farming as well as in the cellar, Verdet uses very small amounts of sulfur as dictated by each vintage and vineyard.
·This red Burgundy comes from a tiny plot that is spitting distance from the Grand Cru vineyard “Clos du Tart.”
It’s as if the place were designed for Pinot Noir. The soil consists of Bajocian limestone. And the terroir is stony in the extreme. Growing anything here is a serious challenge. And Burgundian vintners love a challenge, Aurélien Verdet no exception to this rule. In fact, he is among a handful of upstart winemakers in Burgundy who, after inheriting prime plots in the region’s best AOCs, are now making some of the most exciting red and white Burgundies ever, thanks to largely organic farming practices and sheer allegiance to their ancestral home
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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Offers spicy, musky aromas, with rose and cherry notes supported by chalky tannins. Long finish. Best from 2017 through 2025.
Alain Verdet, Aurelien’s father and a fellow Burgundian winemaker, was a true pioneer of organic viticulture and oenology in this part of France. Alain passed his winemaking philosophy along with the family’s small but propitious vineyard holdings to his son, as is traditional in Burgundy. And all those decades of sustainable farming practices continue to pay off, as evidenced in this classic Gevery-Chambertin.
Herbed chicken, light pork dishes, and your favorite mushroom mélange are all perfect with this bottle!