Domaine Jean Tardy Vosne-Romanee 'Vigneux'

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This wine is sold En Primeur. Estimated delivery Spring 2021
  •   Burgundy, France
  •   Pinot Noir
  •   2018

Blink and you’d literally miss Domaine Jean Tardy, an envelope-sized sign by a driveway off the RN74 just outside Vosne Romanée. This would be a tremendous shame as the wines here are just getting better and better. Guillaume does a particularly impressive line in vieilles vignes lieu dits (old vine, single vineyards), which allow him to “avoid making a bad marriage between the wrong parcels”. The results are always seductive and supple and compete with premier crus for quality and complexity.

Sensuous and yet focussed as ever, In 2018 the wines have an additional gravitas (not weight). Picking early (harvest started 5th September) preserved freshness and ensured alcohol was less than 13.5% and pH levels are 3.4 - 3.6, whilst working a lot with the grape skin tannins in preference to whole bunch fermentation encouraged good extraction and plenty of matier. New oak is never above 50%. The vintage is definitely a keeper, and when we tasted, the wines had yet to be racked so tannins were a touch tight but these will soften with time. Guillaume suggests his 2018s show similar perfumes and textures to 2015 but with richer tannins and greater definition. Sleek and muscular, the acidity is fine and, whilst ample and viscous, the wines have impressive freshness and mineral depths. Fans of Domaine Tardy are in for a treat, and for anyone yet to jump on the bandwagon – 2018 is definitely the vintage to hop on board!

Just below the cemetery, near Suchots, the vineyard is tantalising close to the eastern border of Romanée Saint Vivant Grand Cru, has shallow soils and plenty of gravel which really make the roots push deep for nourishment. Thus there are the small berries and low yields one expects from older vines (the vineyard was planted in 1986 – one of the younger of Tardy’s parcels). Purity and focus to the aromatics here, with plenty of richness, spice and floral and mocha notes, caressing the bilberry core. Palate is vibrant and supple, bounded by ripe, juicy tannins. Tom, Wine Guru

Les Vigneux is a superior village Vosne-Romanée parcel that sits just below La Croix Rameau. This 0.34ha plot always over delivers in the hands of Guillaume Tardy, with plenty of colour, smooth, textured, violet-scented fruit, subtle wood integration and enough acidity for balance. Just the kind of thing to buy if you can't afford Premier and Grand Cru prices these days. 93/100, Tim Atkin MW

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  Bottle size 750
  Vintage 2018
  Country France
  Region Burgundy
  Grape Pinot Noir
  Wine Type Red wines

Domaine Jean Tardy et Fils

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