VOSNE ROMANEE 1er Cru - LES MALCONSORS 2016 - DOMAINE DU CLOS FRANTIN - ALBERT BICHOT

ZBGR-ABVRPC16
$189.70
VOSNE ROMANEE 1er Cru - LES MALCONSORS 2016 - DOMAINE DU CLOS FRANTIN -  ALBERT BICHOT
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100% BURGUNDY PINOT NOIR  -- VERY LIMITED STOCK - ON ALLOCATION
Handpicked Harvest -  Vatting: Temperature-controlled conical oak vats  - Vatting time: 20 to 28 days
Ageing: In oak barrels 100% for 14 to 18 months  -New barrels: 20% to 30%

Les Malconsorts is an exceptional Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru.  Albert Bichot is lucky enough to own 1.75 ha (4.3 acres) of this jewel, which is located close to legendary vineyards (less than 400 metres from Romanee-Conti and less than 600 metres from Richebourg!).

The name "Malconsorts" suggests that this land must once have been at the origin of disputes between “mauvais consorts” (bad partners), from the Latin word CONSORS meaning "associate, partner". These litigants would have had a common interest in a case. The prefix "Mal-" would indicate that they conducted themselves inappropriately over land that they owned jointly.

Tasting The nose is fine and complex with delicate primary aromas enhanced by a subtle touch of oak. Soft, fruity notes end on a spicy finish. After a few minutes, subtle notes of peppermint and cedar develop. On the palate, all the crispiness of Pinot Noir with very pleasing, smooth, mouth-filling tannic texture.

Food/wine pairing Try this Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru "Les Malconsorts" with red meats, game in sauce, and the majority of cheeses.

Serving and keeping Serve between 16 and 17°C (60°F - 63°F).

This wine may be cellared for 7 to 10 years or more.