The domaine owns a block of vines accounting for 2.7 hectares and an average production of approximately 420 cases per year. The vines are located entirely in the Chambolle portion of the vineyard that is closest to the village itself. This provides for a slightly more elegant Bonnes-Mares, but one that is heavily scented with violet and peony. The domaine’s vines average 29 years old. In 2009 Millet started picking on September 9 in order to keep as much as freshness as possible. The fruit was 100% destemmed. New oak ranged from 15% for the Chambolle villages to 35-40% for the Bonnes Mares and Musigny Vieilles Vignes. The malos were on the slow side and for the most part did not begin until April 2010.
Deep cherry-red. A brooding nose that mixes red and black fruit, though black is dominant, with a coffee edge. Concentrated and tannic. Starts on full power, a gradual diminuendo is the character of the wine—well it couldn’t go higher—fading very slowly into the finish. It’s fully packed with material and shows great balance. Not a hint four-square, but I wouldn’t consider opening this bruiser for at least another eight years. – The Burgundy-Report.com
Pinot Noir is well-suited to pair with poultry, beef, fish, ham, lamb and pork. It will play well with creamy sauces, spicy seasonings and may just be one of the world’s most versatile food wines.