Nudant Vosne Romanee is a wine full of dark fruits, spice and mineral. There is drink now appeal with this wine, the density of fruit and the openess of flavour is enjoyable. But if you sit on a glass with time or watch a bottle evolve over an evening, you will see there is more depth than immediately obvious. There are four plots used in this wine, they total just under 1 ha between them. Therefore there is never much of this wine. But what they do make is classic Vosne. 2016 is a wine you’ll want to give time in the bottle. Buy some Nudant Vosne Romane 2016, drink one now to see what you think. Then start drinking the rest from 2024.
I visited here in April 2019. The tasting at Domaine Nudant was amazing. We were basically over the road from the bulk of their vines. Ladoix-Serrigny is not a popular appellation or seen as a great place in Burgundy. However, we tasted wines Domaine Nudant made in Ladoix-Serrigny that are perfectly charming. In addition, is a range from other more celebrated appellations that included Grand Cru wines. After we finished I found myself drawn to the Ladoix-Serrigny wines. They were the most approachable and pleasing to drink at that moment in time.
The iron fist in a velvet glove. Vosne is often thought to be the jewel in the crown of Burgundy. It makes reds that are supple, elegant yet driven, powerful and structured. They are delicious wines that age well at all levels.
The classic part of Burgundy known as the Cote d’Or (the slope of gold) is essentially one vineyard that is 60km long and maybe 5km at its widest. From this limestone ridge, some of the most complex, long-lived and aromatic wines are produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Cistercian monks who owned the land codified the entire region and so each small plot has a name.
This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one-trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.