Burgundy’s success story of the 1990’s, Vincent completed his move to his new state of the art winery in Meursault in 2002.
During our last visit (March 08) Vincent informed us of his decision to move his 20-ha vineyards towards biodynamic viticulture, with a less interventionist attitude at winemaking level, most of the work being done in the vineyards. An approach Vincent had already started a few years ago (less oak) as witnessed with his 2006s, the wines confidently showed great finesse, brilliant fruit-expression and a racy mineral edge. Both reds and whites were perfectly balanced, after his outstanding 05s, Vincent seems to have reached new heights with this vintage.
As per his 2007s, still in barrels, Vincent announced that all of them will be bottled at between 12 and 12.5% abv, a welcome move towards wines somehow scaled down but at an ideal balance between liveliness and ripeness, no doubt a truer expression of Burgundy wines.
Dark berries and spices are found in the nose of the delectable Santenay 1er Cru ‘Les Gravières’; Light to medium-bodied and lush, it offers nice depth of fruit in its silky-textured, blackberry-flavoured character.