Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion Bourgogne Rouge La Croix Blanche Vieilles Vignes 2017

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Beautiful dark ruby. The nose reveals aromas of red fruit (cherry), evolving towards notes of aging undergrowth. The palate is elegant, sleek with good balance, tannins and a long finish. A bottle that can be drunk young enough to enjoy the fruit or after a few years to be more mature. It put into perspective of red and white meat grilled or with sauce and cheeses such as Camembert, Brie de Meaux.

Our red burgundy « la Croix Blanche » is from 100% Pinot Noir grapes. The plots are located just south of Vosne-Romanée, at the border of the Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation. The grapes are picked on more than 50 years old vineyards. For this field and for each vineyard of the Domaine, the family RION makes a sustainable and rational agriculture without insecticide and herbicide.

The crop is totally picked by hand and is fully de stalked. The full berries will then ferment in a cement tank for about 2 weeks. All the work in the winery is traditionally and handmade. After pressing, the wine will age in our cellar in oak barrels during 12 to 15 months.

This racy wine but with fine tannins, has a great potential for ageing in your cellar for its appellation. You will find in many red berry fruits during its first years and after few years of maturity, the flavors will change to earthy, forest and mushrooms. It will go well with grilled meats or when it’s older with meats cooked with sauce or of course with a traditional cheese platter.

Ageing Potential: 5 to 8 years