Auxey Duresses, Rouge, Loose, 2011

  Domaine Roulot

Auxey Duresses, Rouge, Loose

Contains Sulphites.

Appellation: Auxey-Duresses

A village westwards of Meursault and Monthelie on the road towards St Romain and the Hautes Cotes. There are 9 premier crus vineyards established in Auxey Duresses. The reds can be very good, ranging from light and fruity, to powerful but sometimes rustic. The whites are particualrly good value, rather like miniature Meursaults, less full-bodied and with higher acidity but carrying pletny of character and weight nonehtless.

Grape Type: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the classic grape of red burgundy, whose greatest wines are concentrated in the east and south-east-facing clay/limestone hills of Burgundy's Côte d'Or. A notoriously temperamental variety, Pinot Noir has proved difficult to grow in certain climates and soils and will not tolerate over-cropping. The best examples have wonderfully expressive aromas and thrillingly pure bitter sweet red forest fruit and cherry flavours, developing truffle and game overtones with age. Outside of Burgundy, Pinot Noir has had great success in New Zealand, California’s Carneros, Oregon and the more marginal, cooler districts in Australia. Along with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir is also one of the major components of Champagne.