Albert Bichot Vosne Romanee Domaine du Clos Frantin 2020, Burgundy, France

Domaine du Clos Frantin, a beautiful 18th century estate, is located in Nuits-Saint-Georges at the heart of the Côte de Nuits, home to the world’s most rare and prestigious appellations where the Pinot Noir grape flourishes. The vines cover a surface area of 7.3 hectares, of which 3.9 are Premier and Grand Crus. The use of fertilizers and herbicides has been replaced by compost and ploughing. Respect for the soil, severe pruning and performing green harvest if needed allow us to obtain low volumes of high-quality grapes. Ther vineyards are organic certified since 2012 and starting with the 2018 vintage, all the wines from the estate will bear the certified ‘organic wine’ label. The winery is equipped with modern vinification equipment that nevertheless allows the respect oft traditional methods. Working with gravity has replaced mechanical operations to better respect the quality and aromatic potential of the grapes The nose of this Vosne-Romanée features tobacco, tea and mild notes of spice. The palate is velvety with silky tannins, lovely fullness and remarkable balance. The finish is long and aromatic.