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a day in the côtes & terres d’arômes 2007 volnay

Terres d'Arômes

Terres d'Arômes


Just back from a single day in the Côtes – leaving at 6:00am, returning at 10:30pm and including 5 hours driving – I slept well!

Last week I should have made two days of visits, but it wasn’t possible to re-arrange everything. Yesterday’s visits Roumier and de Vogüé made up for that though, as did my first meeting with Claire Forestier since early 2006. It seems Claire is working very hard on her new project ‘Terres d’Arômes’ – more of which in the Spring Burgundy Report. In the meantime here’s one from her inaugural 2007 vintage – it’s only been in bottle for a couple of weeks, but is apparently none-the-worse for it.

No photos to share – it was cloudy for most of the until late afternoon – when it started to rain like hell…
2007 Terres d’Arômes, Volnay 1er En Champans try to find this wine...
The colour is medium, medium-plus cherry red with a faint purple rim. When first opened, there’s deep scent of faintly musky dark fruit, slowly the muskiness fades and the dark cherry moves to the fore, even accented by creaminess. More and more the nose fills and rounds out with higher tones – despite the dark fruit profile it’s a very elegant and lovely nose. In the mouth there’s very fine tannin that adds a little texture, fresh acidity and fruit that really imposes itself only from the mid-palate – but it widens nicely and has good depth.
Rebuy – Yes

Two stories in the papers in the last days to share with you:

  1. Jancis Robinson last weekend on 2007 burgundies, with a slight discussion bias to the ‘new’ négoce.
  2. Anthony Rose this weekend on 2007 burgundies, in particular extolling the virtues of the 2007 whites – of-course you heard that here months ago, didn’t you!

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