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Rodolphe Demougeot Auxey-Duresses Rouge Les Clous 2016

Originates from a plot of vines growing on chalky/clay soils with excellent drainage. 15 months maturation in French oak barrels (15% new). An exuberant, expressive bouquet redolent of a fresh red fruit medley woven by fine tannins and a vibrant sapidity. Good weight, structure and intensity too. Drink from mid 2019.

Domaine Rodolphe Demougeot was created in 1992, in Meloisey, in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune. Since 1998 Rodolphe has been based in the heart of Meursault. Starting out with 3 just hectares in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, Pommard and Beaune, the estate now comprises almost 8 hectares, with plots acquired over the years in Savigny- lès -Beaune, Monthélie and Meursault.

A discreet, quietly spoken grower Rodolphe is sensitive and diligent in all his work, be it in the vines or in the cellar. He has made the choice of sustainable farming with many principles borrowed from organics or even biodynamics. He uses no herbicides or pesticides and tills his soil with horse and plough. The timing of many of his tasks are dictated by the lunar calendar. His objective is to obtain the healthiest and purest flavoured grapes possible. The harvest is 100% manual.
Natural yeasts, gentle handling and extraction as well as bottling by gravity all show Rodolphe’s desire to let his wines speak of their precise origins. The style here is one of classicism and elegance.  The wines are gentle and never forced yet have a vibrancy that allows them to age superbly.

 


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