Romain Taupenot continues to oversee the inexorable climb of this fantastic domaine, now indisputably in the premier League, whilst retaining its value proposition. He crafts wines of structure, clear vineyard expression, and complexity from an exciting array of vineyards, and
the wines are high class examples of their appellations. Having lost 45% of his production in 2016 due to frost, Romain calculates the overall reduction in the seven vintages between 2010 and 2016 was the equivalent 2.68 harvests(!). Whilst 2017 offered decent volumes, he is keen to confirm that the vintage does not lack concentration and should not be considered a “millesime pour la soif”, but rather has allowed him to craft wines with plenty of ripe, supple fruit and terroir definition. Romain is pleasantly surprised how the wines have fleshed out during élevage, whilst keeping their freshness and acidity. Reminiscent of 2007 with their attractive floral perfume, the wines have greater depth and structure, clear regional typicity, and the capacity for at least mid-term ageing. From Bourgogne Rouge up to Clos des Lambrays, there is plenty to enjoy from this domaine.
What to drink with... Quiche Lorraine.
A classic French dish – a savoury tart with cheese, bacon and onion in an egg custard. Best eaten fresh from the oven: pair with one of our Pinot Noirs, New World or Old World. If you’re eating a cold quiche, we have a huge choice of whites: Sauvignon Blanc, Verdicchio, Falanghina, Pinot Grigio, and some blends. For other flavoured quiches, try these combinations: Asparagus Quiche and unoaked Chardonnay, Crab Quiche and Viognier, Chenin Blanc with a Cheese & Leek Quiche. If the quiche is part of a picnic, how about our fruity rosé: Castello di Ama Rosato which will match cocktail sausages, sandwiches and crisps too.