Domaine Taupenot-Merme Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru 'La Riotte'

Burgundy, France   |  Pinot Noir   |  2019
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This wine is sold En Primeur. Estimated delivery Spring 2022
Last year Neal Martin said “Duroché’s style of wine is very much in the mold of… Romain Taupenot in Morey-Saint-Denis" and that the latter is now “one of the most reliable and exciting estates” and we wholeheartedly concur.

Romain began harvesting (in Corton) on 16th September, a smaller crop than 2018, and yet was very happy with the quality of the fruit, which showed no rot and good physiological development – brown seeds (rather than green) indicating full phenolic ripeness. In 2017 the early concern was whether the wines would have enough flesh (they did), in 2019 the worry was regarding freshness and balance, but as the élévage has continued he is extremely pleased with the results. The wines have a different shape from 2018 – they are not as ample but there is excellence succulence and focus, vitality and length. Romain offered the following comparison when asked: “the vintage is a blend of 2010 and 2015: The wines don’t have quite the same energy of the former, or the gourmandise sweetness of the latter, nor do they have the definition of 2017, although they will gain more precision. They resemble 2016.” I’m pretty sure this is all positive(!), our tasting certainly was – from village level through to Grand Cru. My perennial favourite Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Riottes was a highlight, alongside a superb Mazoyeres-Chambertin (or Mazoyeres-Saint Denis as Romain impishly prefers to reference it).

"With 80cm of clay over limestone, the soils here have the same typology as Mazoyeres and the vineyards stretch along Clos Saint Denis, so this definitely has Grand Cru pretensions. Not tried but the high clay content meant it doesn’t suffer from the heat so is great and with good balance, complexity and flesh. The changing climate helps to soften the naturally tougher tannins." Tom Harrow, Wine Guru

"The 2019 Morey-Saint-Denis La Riotte 1er Cru is stubborn and austere on the nose at the moment, red berry fruit and damp loam aromas/woodland scents gradually unfurling, hints of cepes. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit mixed with white pepper and sage. Classic in style, nicely focused, this builds in the mouth and exerts good grip on the finish with impressive length on the aftertaste. Great potential but will benefit from cellaring." 92-94 pts, Neal Martin, Vinous

"Fine crimson purple, the nose is quite restrained, before a significant weight of fruit, a touch of heat too, dark raspberry notes, and a touch of alcohol to finish. Just enough acidity, slightly dry tannins. Tasted: November 2020" 90-93 pts, Jasper Morris MW

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  Grower Taupenot-Merme
  Bottle size 750
  Duty Paid / In Bond In Bond
  Vintage 2019
  Country France
  Region Burgundy
  Grape Pinot Noir
  Wine Type Red wines

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