2016 D. Daniel Rion Vosne-Romanee (Red Burgundy) France
Wine Spectator 94 points
Resulting from several parcels representing 1.90 ha, one of these is gently sloped to an altitude of 250 m, in ground of rather deep silt on clay, with vines from 35 to 55 years old. The other part, 25 years old, comes from a parcel on the top of the slope (300 with 325m), which is steeply sloping, on humus-bearing black soil, gravelo-stony, very calcareous. The bottom is him also calcareous and stony.
In the glass...
Vinified separately, the wines resulting from these 2 parcels are assembled just before the bottling, after a breeding on dregs in 50% of new barrels. Vosne Romanée is the flower of the domaine. Scents of cherry and rose, this wine becomes complex with age, with a nose of underwood, decaying leaves and mushrooms. Its tannins are discrete and consistent, but always elegant. It improves from 8 to 15 years depending on your preferences.
At the table...
You will find this wine harmonious with game animals delicately seasoned, such as pigeon or quails with raisins. At the end of the meal, it will be appropriate with fine and delicate cheeses.