Why Big Red Diary?
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2009 Digioia-Royer, Bourgogne PassetoutgrainsJul. 2011
No oak here, all the elevage done in tanks, made with 50% gamay, 50% pinot noir. There’s a deep and dark core of berry fruit on the nose. Flavourful and with a lovely acidity. Good flavour here.
2009 Digioia-Royer, Bourgogne Pinot NoirJul. 2011
The nose delivers a wide vista of ripe pinot fruit. Good acidity and tannin and quite enough fruit ‘glue’ to hold everything together. Some bitter chocolate tannin towards the finish.
2009 Digioia-Royer, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de NuitsJul. 2011
Vines from the plateau above Vosne-Romanée. The nose has a nice depth with a hint of musk and flowers. Fuller and rounder than the Bougogne Pinot Noir with more grain to the tannin – a nice wine this.
2009 Digioia-Royer, Chambolle-MusignyJul. 2011
From a number of parcels, with mix of vines of 45-50 years old. Ripe, high-toned fruit is supported by a baked fruit element. In the mouth the structure is currently slightly ahead of the fruit – but what elegant and pretty fruit it is – and it lingers beautifully.
2009 Digioia-Royer, Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles VignesJul. 2011
Versus the ‘regular’ Chambolle this wine is deeper toned and shows a hint of musky perfume – perhaps a little heavy but quite compelling. Finer tannin here and very good flavour that widens across the palate, filling all the nooks and crannies of your mouth. Long with just a little mineral flavour. Very nice wine.
2009 Digioia-Royer, Chambolle-Musigny GruenchersJul. 2011
The vines are 25 years old this year. Here the aromas are wider and finer than the VV but with less impact. Good acidity and a cushioned texture. Nice mid-palate complexity whose flavours take quite some time to fade – again the last notes being quite mineral.
2009 Digioia-Royer, Chambolle-Musigny Les GrosseillesJul. 2011
Auto suggestion? Okay it’s anyway very nice fruit on the nose even if there may or may not be some gooseberry – the nose has an almost velvet texture to it. Enveloping, cushioned texture – the structure seems quite soft. The depth of flavour reminds me of a Fuées. This is lovely.
2010 Digioia-Royer, Bourgogne RoséJul. 2011
This was a saignée from the bourgogne. The colour is an oeil-de-perdrix with fresh aromas that include a hint of strawberry. Nice underlying acidity and a hint of something red about the flavours and a little fat to the texture too. Actually I think this probably needs another 3-6 months in bottle to come together but there’s a lovely, long, red-fruited finish.
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