Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru "Aux Thorey" 2007
For those of us who like fresh and refreshing wines with fairly low alcohol and bright acidity accompanied by correct aromatic and phenolic maturities, we have been waiting for this vintage for a long time ! The hot and warm months of April and May forewarned an early harvest, likely at the end of August, but the weather changed to chilly and rainy for the rest of the summer. We pushed back the harvest dates because, as was generally the case for this vintage, one of the keys to success was that it could not be rushed. We started at
the very end of August with the reds, and after a few days break, we picked the whites.
The reds show a very fresh nose with vibrant red fruit aromas of raspberry and red currant along with floral notes. We chose to use a significant portion of whole clusters in the fermentation because the grape and stem quality was high. The mouthfeels are full, fleshy and generous. The noses are vibrantly intense ; the tannins are fine, silky and integrated with the fruit ; and overall, there is a sensation of balance and freshness that persists through the long, mineral finish. As for whites, the 2007 vintage represents what we like in noble white wines : grace, heightened minerality and lots of restraint..
-(located at the southern end of the Vosne section of Nuits; 35% stems). An almost invisible touch of wood sets off lightly spiced and exceptionally pretty and high-toned red pinot fruit aromas that are elegant, airy and cool with a hint of minerality that is transferred to the delineated, intense and vibrant flavors that are delicious and focused on the linear and persistent finish. This is on the light side but the balance is impeccable. (89-91)/2013+ Allen MEADOWS' – BURGHOUND
-Medium palish red. Reduced aromas of strawberry and rust. Then sweet and juicy in the mouth, with intense flavors of red berries, crushed stone and minerals. A pliant wine with a very firm spine, finishing with excellent length and verve.
By Stephen TANZER