Ludwig's Fine Wine
Jean Claude Boisset Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2016 750 ml
Aromas of smoked meat and spice give way to black cherry, earth and stony mineral flavors in this dense, powerful red. The tannins are dominant for now, but there is freshness and a long, complex finish that reveals promise for the future.
100% Pinot Noir
This wine's name alone makes one almost forget that it hails from one of the most famous Grand Cru villages: Morey-Saint-Denis.
Nestled between Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny, Morey-Saint-Denis produces five Grands Crus. Located at the north of the commune, Clos de la Roche takes its name from a boulder that the Celts used for their rituals. Lying adjacent to the Latricières-Chambertin vineyard, it produces Morey's most robust wines. This vineyard is difficult to work, with such stony soil that was considered to be a “backbreaker” by the growers of yesteryear. This hard, brown limestone soil yields very firm wines that are well-suited to ageing. The current surface area of Clos de la Roche is 16 hectares.
Vineyard Selection and Management
Grapes for this wine were chosen based on specific characteristics: old vines with limited yields due to severe disbudding, green harvest if needed, working of the soil, limited use or absence of fertilizers, environmentally friendly pest management, respecting beneficial wildlife.
VInification and Maturing
Harvest date: 17th Septembe 2014. The grapes were handpicked and collected in 20-kg perforated crates. They were sorted a first time in the vineyard and a second time on the sorting table when they arrived at the winery.
At the winery: The grapes were 50% destemmed but not crushed (they were left whole) and were gravity-fed into tanks. Maceration lasted a total of 3 weeks including one week of cold maceration (12°C). Fermentation used indigenous yeasts only (no additives such as enzymes or tannins were used). Infrequent punching of the cap (8 maximum).
In the cellar: Aged on the lees for 16 months with no racking using a proportion of 50% new French oak barrels.
Bottling: The wine was very gently filtered before being bottled in January 2016.
Visual: nice dark colour with ruby highlights.
Nose: complex with aromas of raspberry, chocolate and a hint of graphite.
Palate: very silky tannins, dense texture and great length !
10 years and more
This wine will take a few years to open out fully, as it has exceptional ageing potential.
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