Producer: Domaine Denis Pere & Fils
Wine: 2014 Aloxe-Corton
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Nose: Aromas of red and black fruit, forest ground
Palate: Chewy and concentrated with hints of wild rose and vanilla. Medium bodied and structured with a long fruity finish. Melting tannins balanced by good acidity.
Food: Pairs with roasted beef, veal tagine, skirt steak, pork roast, duck confit and soft cheeses.
Cellaring: Drink now or hold until 2023
DOMAINE DENIS PERE & FILS
Domaine Denis Pere & Fils is located in Pernand-Vergelesses, a picturesque village in Côte de Beaune and covers 31 acres of vines in Pernand-Vergelesses, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Aloxe-Corton and Chorey-lès-Beaune. In 1940, Raoul Denis, who was the winemaker of the prestigious Hospices de Beaune (as his father and grandfather had been) decided to take over a secondary job with his wife and to cultivate the 5 acres of vines he inherited from his family. In 1972, they created the company Denis Père & Fils with their first son, Roland and his wife, Annick.
In 1992, Roland handed the torch to Christophe, the youngest of his sons. Today, the domaine is run by Christophe and his wife Valérie.
The Vine Cultivation is traditional and balanced. Christophe Denis thinks this choice of methods is a good alternative between the “all chemical” and “organic” approaches. It is based on their experience and observation of the vines and the local conditions, allowing them to calculate accurately the optimum usage of organic fertilizers, to reduce to a minimum the application of synthetic products in the fight against pests (mildew, odium, grape-worm) and to best preserve the vineyard’s balance by the working of the soil (plowing or grassing).
Aloxe-Corton is a village in the Côte de Beaune region (Côte-d’Or). This appellation also includes 14 Premier Cru Climats. the producing communes are Aloxe-Corton and Ladoix-Serrigny. They produce mainly red whites as whites are very rare.
Linking the Côte de Nuits with the Côte de Beaune, the hill of Corton signals a change in the landscape. Towards Beaune the land becomes more rounded, its sharp contours yielding to gentle valleys. Like its neighbors Ladoix-Serrigny and Pernand-Vergelesses, Aloxe-Corton (pronounced “Alosse”) enjoys a perfect wine-growing location and forms as it were a guard of honour on the approach to the prestigious appellations Grands Crus Corton and Corton-Charlemagne. The Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée dates back to 1938.
Information by: Burgundy Wines