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"The 2005 Bourgogne Vero – a brand launched several years ago in both red and white – represents a blend of wines from numerous village- and even some premier cru-classified sites intended, as Veronique Drouhin puts it, "to present a picture of Burgundy Pinot," and to sell for a Bourgogne price. Abstracting from what in light of that intention seems an incongruously "new world" label, there is nothing not to like about this exceptional value. High-toned red cherry, raw red meat and floral aromas betray the high percentage of Chambolle in the blend as well as the perfect ripeness of the vintage. Silky and refined on the palate, with only the most discrete of tannins, this incorporates subtly bitter but attractive notes of fruit pits and chalk dust with the ripe yet crisp-edged red fruits of its finish. In fact, the counterpoint of incipient creaminess with refreshing brightness is beguiling, as well as illustrative of a characteristic seldom if ever found in Pinot Noir outside of Burgundy. This wine is a victory for consumers and for Burgundy in its battle to capture or retain the hearts and palates of American pinotphiles."-Wine Advocate
Pretty red color, with bright ruby tones. Very pleasant bouquet reminiscent of cherry and
ripe raspberry, with a peppery note in the background. Good balance with pleasant
roundness and freshness; supple and refined tannic structure.
On the palate, flavors of
wild blackberries and raspberries dominate, with some undertones of licorice. After a
little more aeration, there is a round and harmonious sensation as the wine then evolves
towards all kinds of delicious red berry flavors. It can be called the perfect example of a
classic Red Burgundy and exemplifies the elegance of Volnay, the subtlety of aromas of
the Hautes Côtes, the seductive red berry flavors of Chorey-les-Beaune or Rully and the
charm and structure of Chambolle-Musigny.
Véro Pinot Noir, with its
refined tannins, can be enjoyed by itself as an aperitif, or with any kind of grilled meat
(beef, veal, lamb, duck), or grilled salmon. It also complements cow's milk cheeses.
Since 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin has built a reputation for wines that primarily reflect their individual terroir and vintage. Faithfully preserving the individuality of each appellation, the Drouhin firm constantly strives for wines of breed, finesse and elegance.
A balance of tradition and modern techniques characterizes Joseph Drouhin winemaking and vineyard management: on...Read More About Joseph Drouhin
The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...Read More About Burgundy
Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...Read More About Pinot Noir
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