Poisot Père et Fils – 2015


dsc01877Tasted in Aloxe-Corton with Remi Poisot, 29 November 2016.

Domaine Poisot Père & Fils
14 Avenue Charles Jaffelin
21200 Beaune
Tel: +33 3 80 21 16 91

Remi on 2016:
2016? It was all over the place! I lost 70% in Corton-Charlemagne, was just a little touched in Corton, but had non frost in Romanée St.Vivant.

“2016 was much more complicated than 2015 because the maturity was blocked in some places because of the dryness.

Remi on 2015:
2015 was smallest vintage for 30 years – because there were not many grapes. Perhaps because of that the maturity is very agreeable; it was 14.5° for both the Bressandes and Romanée St.Vivant – 14.2° for Charlemagne. Despite the heat of mid-summer the wines have retained their freshness.

The wines…

Normally not filtered or fined. Natural cork closures here. The whites showed very well, but the reds are super – they are really worth a special search!

2015 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er En Caradeux
2 barrels, its been only 1 barrel for the last few vintages, and is back to 1 for 2016!
Deep, some reductive accents, becoming ever-prettier. Round, and finely textured on the mouth, with saline line, and a great overall feeling. What a great start!
2015 Corton-Bressandes
It will have dropped a little, but 14.5% at end of fermentation.’ Less 60% volume in this vintage.
Deep colour. Faintly spiced yet modest aromas. Big, but complex too. Saline and not even a suggestion of being overblown – classic wine, indeed really super wine.

2015 Romanée St.Vivant
‘A little less pigeage – and I don’t normally do so much one pige or remontage per day!’ 10% whole-clusters in this wine.
Deep, an almost saturated colour. Open, perfectly spiced, freshly ripe Vosne. Volume, layers of fresh flavour, growing in salinity. Waves of finishing flavour. Really a worthy example!

The following from halves:

2014 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er En Caradeux
Good depth of aroma, though seemingly, if not surprisingly, muted after a great RSV… In the mouth this is big, fresh, and with a very nice texture – just a little oak and some tannin texture. Also quite saline finishing. Good stuff – the last drops in the glass now smell great.

2014 Corton-Bressandes
Versus the 2015, here is really a modest colour. Wide, more spicy than 2015, slowly adding some interesting depth. Actually quite direct, with a growing texture and complexity. Really excellent in the mid-palate and into the finish, super complex and not a little mineral. Excellent!

2014 Romanée St.Vivant
Deeper colour than the Bressandes. Some nice high tones here, supported by a tighter depth of fruit. Hmm, this is clearly quite special, mouth-filling. Some salinity, not overly energetic yet never for a moment still on the palate. The last note is a hint of oak bitterness and then long waves of mineral flavour. Top wine!

Les blancs…

2015 Pernand-Vergelesses
1st harvest. Was en-friche, so planted in 2013.
Bright, nicely aromatic. A little fat, nicely packaged, modest acidity and drinking, yet understatedly very tasty.

2015 Corton-Charlemagne
Ooh that’s a nice nose; muscled, vibrant but very fit! Slowly adding a fine ripe and pure citrus note. Large scaled in the mouth, widening still, a little undertow of oak, but a sweetly saline and complex base bubbles away. Slightly warmer fruit finishing and long finishing. Super wine.

2014 Corton-Charlemagne
Ooh, interesting, deep vibrant, an oxidative style or barrel? Slowly turns more to ripe lemon, spiced lemon.. but really fine, lithe, wine of direction and complexity in the mouth, then opens out in the finish. Gorgeous flavour, I’m less sure of the nose.

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