Domaine Parigot, Beaune - Greves 1er Cru
This is a really lovely premier cru, from the stony vineyard of Beaune. Blackcurrant, red cherry, spices and some forest floor notes on the nose; the palate is dense and rich with fleshy black cherry and red berry ending with gamey and vanilla notes.
Domaine Parigot is located in Meloisey, just above Pommard. Alexandre Parigot and his father Regis run the 18-ha estate (established in 1960) - The Parigot grow vines on 6 different communes (villages) – Meloisey, Beaune, Chassagne, Pommard, Savigny, Meursault. Adept of lutte raisonnée, Alexandre spends most of his time in the vineyards where he learns to understand the need and potential of each of his plots of vines. Harvest is done by hand when a rigorous selection takes place both in the vineyard as well as in the cuverie. The style is for limpid, precise and generously fruited Burgundies.