Domaine des Varoilles

Clos des Variolles Monopole Vieilles Vignes Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.41 ratings
-no pro ratings
Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Aravind Asok

A year on from the last time I had this, and this is even better. On the nose, soft toast, sweet red raspberry and wild strawberry, some Gevrey earth and what seems like stem inclusion. None of that captures something distinctive about this wine; since it's a monopole, it's hard to say if it is more winemaker or terroir, but this is special. On the palate, lovely acidity, a touch of baking spice, dense red raspberry, and a touch of earth. Lovely finely grained tannin on the finish. Yum.

A year on from the last time I had this, and this is even better. On the nose, soft toast, sweet red raspberry and wild strawberry, some Gevrey earth and what seems like stem inclusion. None of that captures something distinctive about this wine; since it's a monopole, it's hard to say if it is more winemaker or terroir, but this is special. On the palate, lovely acidity, a touch of baking spice, dense red raspberry, and a touch of earth. Lovely finely grained tannin on the finish. Yum.

May 30th, 2020