Tasted with Gilles Copéret in Régnié, 05 February 2020.
Domaine Gilles Coperet
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Gilles on 2019:
“I wasn’t that convinced after the harvest, the colours weren’t great and I didn’t think a lot of material – how wrong could I be – it’s turned out to be really superb. On the other hand, there’s quite a bit less. I didn’t think I’d been frosted but obviously, there was an effect as my yields dropped – somewhere about 40 hl/ha – but I only had 45 hl/ha in 2018. Fortunately, I’m more fixated on my wines rather than the yields!”
Gilles work in the vines has Terravitis certification since the 2018 vintage.
Wines from Gilles that were excellent or even better – avery good vintage at this estate.
‘All in DIAM now and I’m very happy.‘
2018 Brouilly Saburin
14 days of maceration here – ‘Maybe a little more in 2019 as it’s so supple.’
That’s a deep nose, a little darker fruit, perhaps a little pyrazine too. Beautiful in the mouth, fine shape, enough freshness a cool fruit and nicely energetic. Very tasty fruit and just a small mix of tannin and mineral to finish. Long – tasty length – at least excellent!
2018 Fleurie La Madone
The first vintage at the domaine, and certified Terrvitis.
Bright, wide, again a little pyrazine here. Larger-scaled, a base of tannin, growing width of herby flavour but with good fruit at the core too. Nicely structured in the finish – nicely shaped wine here.
There was no 2017 due to the hail
A more compact nose, no pyrazine here, concentrated at the core with a certain freshness. Ooh – now that’s super – wide, energetic, a great structure, some tannin too – lovely the energy here – particularly in the finish. A structural Fleurie but a great Fleurie!
Grand Cras and Charmes assembled – a mix of domaine and bought grapes.
Another tight nose to start. A style in the same vernacular as the last Fleurie but it’s Morgon so of-course there’s a more direct style. Again love the structure here. It’s definitely a wine to wait for, nicely complex and also saline finishing. Excellent wine.
2018 Regnié Le Chastys
The only wine not bottled – cold from the tank.
More aromatic freshness, once-more the pyrazine but in this case, it intertwines with more florals – attractively-so. A big and fresh volume of aroma. Mouth-filling, open, high-toned floral-pyrazine flavours and a very modest framing of those flavours with tannin – no grain though. Wide and satisfying in the finish. This is probably excellent – to be bottled after the springtime – there’s still some 17 to be sold.