The Style of the Wine
Finesse, richness, complexity and harmony all come together and unite to show how complete this exceptional wine is. An iron hand in a velvet glove, it describes the fullness of the Pinot Noir with exceptional distinction, expressing a taut nervosity before resonating with richness and elegance. Its aromas evolve harmoniously with age. When young, the wine offers floral notes mingled with raspberry, morello cherries and blackcurrant. With time the aromas evolve and develop towards spices, liquorice, undergrowth and leather.
Between Romanée Saint Vivant, Echézeaux and Richebourg...this vineyard neighbours on a few of the greatest wines in the world. A number of respected experts consider Les Suchots to be among the very finest 1st Crus from Vosne Romanée.
- An exceptional village
Vosne Romanée houses incredible terroirs with a line up of the top red wines of Burgundy: Romanée-Conti, Richebourg, Romanée, Romanée Saint Vivant, La Tâche, Echézeaux, Grands-Echézeaux... So many names which make the greatness of the Pinot Noir resound through extremely elegant wines.
- The fullness of the Pinot Noir
You need to know how to wait for this Vosne Romanée Les Suchots, as time gives it a sheen and an exceptional feel. The brief impression of austerity during its youth fades, the tannins soften and the wine becomes rounder... Maturity gives it sensuality and elegance.
- The freshness of the fruit is preserved with harvesting on demand. Vinification is precise, with pumping over and light punching down to highlight the characteristics of the terroir. Ageing lasts on average 15 months in oak barrels, with 40 to 45% new barrels, then 3 months in vats before bottling.
To enjoy this glorious red to the full, serve it with fillet of beef accompanied by a slice of grilled foie gras. Slow-cooked leg of lamb or veal shank also come to mind as perfect pairings, not forgetting game such as fillet of venison, for example.
These suggestions are offered as a guide, to spark your imagination for flavour pairings.
The bouquet is discreet at first, then blossoms with notes of spices, cinnamon, and menthol which bring a lot of freshness. On the palate, the tannins are enveloping, silky, and the long and persistent finish reveals the full potential of the terroir, concentrated and dense. The 2019 is a very elegant vintage.
Géraldine Godot, Technical Director (June 2021)
After a mild winter, the vine growing cycle started early and the mid-bud break stage was reached in early April. This cool spring was not conducive to growth, which then slowed down. Flowering started in June and lasted for three weeks. A warm summer set in with recurrent heatwaves and a lack of rainfall, the vines held up and veraison started slowly in late July. It continued with a little redeeming rainfall in August, and ripening developed with very favourable weather.
The harvest took place from September 12th to 17th, in excellent weather conditions.
Moderate temperatures allowed the grapes to mature well, resulting in a harvest of exceptional quality. We benefited from the cool mornings to harvest Chardonnay. The quality of the Pinot noir grapes was obvious, with excellent grape soundness and an almost perfect balance of sugar and acid. This 2019 vintage will undoubtedly be fabulous.