Burgundy Abroad

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Burgundian legends with their expressions of American Pinot Noir through their lens of winemaking

  • Hyde de Villaine Ygnacia | Pinot Noir
  • Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills| Pinot Noir
  • Nicolas-Jay Willamette Valley | Pinot Noir

Hyde de Villaine Ygnacia

What — Pinot Noir
Where — California, USA
When — 2017

Delicate yet not without intensity, over a complex perfume of violets, rose petals, red berry fruits with an earthy undertone and touch of spice. A vibrant acidity and minerality shines through on the palate with a persisting finish.

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When it comes to Burgundy, there is arguably no greater family name than that of de Villaine, synonymous with the iconic Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Aubert de Villaine, married to Pamela whose cousin is Larry Hyde, is one of the leading people of wine the world over. The partnership began in 2000 between the cousins, combining the knowledge and expertise from Aubert with Hyde’s intricate understanding of the vineyard and region. 

The Ygnacia Pinot Noir is not designed to be merely a caricature of the wines of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. The 1.9 acre plot represents the optimal vineyard location within the property for Pinot Noir, with 7 different clones brought together over a 40 year period by Larry Hyde. The variety of the clones adds nuance and intrigue to the resulting wine, on top of the impact of the clay loam over clay hardpan soil. 2017 is a vintage that will be certainly remembered in California due to fires that scorched Napa and Sonoma in early October, however thankfully well after the Pinot Noir had been harvested. The wine saw around 17 months in French oak, with 15% being new before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

While most would see Napa on a wine label and think of Cabernet Sauvignon, the specificities of Carneros (the winemaking region of both Napa and Sonoma counties) make it ideal for growing Pinot Noir with more moderate temperatures. 

 

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Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Oregon, USA
When — 2017

Fragrant nose of bright black cherries, red plums, orange peel and a touch of oak derived spice and forest floor notes.

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The Drouhin family’s winemaking roots date back over a century in Burgundy, with holdings in some of the most famous vineyards throughout the region. For over thirty years now, the family’s expertise with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay has now also been present in the Willamette Valley of Oregon with Domaine Drouhin Oregon. Fourth-generation winemaker Véronique Boss-Drouhin aims to produce wines of distinction with balance, elegance and longevity with Philippe Drouhin overseeing the family vineyards between both Burgundy and Oregon. 

In 1988, the Domaine Drouhin Classique Pinot Noir was the first wine produced by the Drouhin Family in Oregon. Three decades later, this cuvée may go by its new name of Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, but otherwise remains the same. The fruit is harvested entirely from the family’s Dundee Hills estate, and the wine is vinified in the Drouhin family style with a focus on elegance, balance and finesse.

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Nicolas-Jay Willamette Valley

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Oregon, USA
When — 2015

Deeply structured, yet graceful with expressive black cherry, river stone-like minerality and black tea notes that build richness towards refined tannins.

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For over a century, the domaine of Méo-Camuzet has held incredible plots within the Côte d’Or across some of the most celebrated sites. The current head of the estate, Jean-Nicolas Méo, took the bold move of reclaiming the vineyards from long-term farming contracts to produce under the domaine’s name once again. His mentor through this period was the legendary Henri Jayer, one of the greatest Burgundian producers ever. At the same time as Jean-Nicolas was developing Domaine Méo-Camuzet and studying internationally, he developed a strong connection with visionary music entrepreneur Jay Boberg. Their connection eventually culminated in the formation of Nicolas-Jay in 2013 with a focus on Oregon Pinot Noir. 

With the firm belief in wine being made purely in the vineyard, they began to work with some of the best plots within Oregon to produce wines of a unique identity and expression of site. Their Willamette Valley Pinot Noir comes from a blend of vineyards focused on “respectful farming” of biodynamic, organic and LIVE certified vineyards across the various sub-regions of the Willamette Valley to give a true regional expression. It sees around one-third new French oak barrels, with the remainder being older oak, to accompany the fruit intensity without overpowering. There is a clear mission statement from Jean-Nicolas and Jay about making the kinds of wines they love to drink – “elegant wines with beautiful, complex aromatics and pure, lovely fruit; wines that evolve in the glass and in the cellar.” 

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Burgundy has long been hallowed ground for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with the world using them as reference points for both varieties. As the world looks to Burgundy, the Burgundians also look to what else is out there. With that, a number of iconic domaines have begun taking their winemaking expertise and the true notion of terroir to lands further afield. Here is a representation of the top flights of Burgundy with their established American estates.

 

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Hyde de Villaine Ygnacia

What — Pinot Noir
Where — California, USA
When — 2017

Delicate yet not without intensity, over a complex perfume of violets, rose petals, red berry fruits with an earthy undertone and touch of spice. A vibrant acidity and minerality shines through on the palate with a persisting finish.

+ Read More

When it comes to Burgundy, there is arguably no greater family name than that of de Villaine, synonymous with the iconic Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Aubert de Villaine, married to Pamela whose cousin is Larry Hyde, is one of the leading people of wine the world over. The partnership began in 2000 between the cousins, combining the knowledge and expertise from Aubert with Hyde’s intricate understanding of the vineyard and region. 

The Ygnacia Pinot Noir is not designed to be merely a caricature of the wines of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. The 1.9 acre plot represents the optimal vineyard location within the property for Pinot Noir, with 7 different clones brought together over a 40 year period by Larry Hyde. The variety of the clones adds nuance and intrigue to the resulting wine, on top of the impact of the clay loam over clay hardpan soil. 2017 is a vintage that will be certainly remembered in California due to fires that scorched Napa and Sonoma in early October, however thankfully well after the Pinot Noir had been harvested. The wine saw around 17 months in French oak, with 15% being new before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

While most would see Napa on a wine label and think of Cabernet Sauvignon, the specificities of Carneros (the winemaking region of both Napa and Sonoma counties) make it ideal for growing Pinot Noir with more moderate temperatures. 

 

Only 1 left in stock

Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Oregon, USA
When — 2017

Fragrant nose of bright black cherries, red plums, orange peel and a touch of oak derived spice and forest floor notes.

+ Read More

The Drouhin family’s winemaking roots date back over a century in Burgundy, with holdings in some of the most famous vineyards throughout the region. For over thirty years now, the family’s expertise with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay has now also been present in the Willamette Valley of Oregon with Domaine Drouhin Oregon. Fourth-generation winemaker Véronique Boss-Drouhin aims to produce wines of distinction with balance, elegance and longevity with Philippe Drouhin overseeing the family vineyards between both Burgundy and Oregon. 

In 1988, the Domaine Drouhin Classique Pinot Noir was the first wine produced by the Drouhin Family in Oregon. Three decades later, this cuvée may go by its new name of Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, but otherwise remains the same. The fruit is harvested entirely from the family’s Dundee Hills estate, and the wine is vinified in the Drouhin family style with a focus on elegance, balance and finesse.

Only 1 left in stock

Nicolas-Jay Willamette Valley

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Oregon, USA
When — 2015

Deeply structured, yet graceful with expressive black cherry, river stone-like minerality and black tea notes that build richness towards refined tannins.

+ Read More

For over a century, the domaine of Méo-Camuzet has held incredible plots within the Côte d’Or across some of the most celebrated sites. The current head of the estate, Jean-Nicolas Méo, took the bold move of reclaiming the vineyards from long-term farming contracts to produce under the domaine’s name once again. His mentor through this period was the legendary Henri Jayer, one of the greatest Burgundian producers ever. At the same time as Jean-Nicolas was developing Domaine Méo-Camuzet and studying internationally, he developed a strong connection with visionary music entrepreneur Jay Boberg. Their connection eventually culminated in the formation of Nicolas-Jay in 2013 with a focus on Oregon Pinot Noir. 

With the firm belief in wine being made purely in the vineyard, they began to work with some of the best plots within Oregon to produce wines of a unique identity and expression of site. Their Willamette Valley Pinot Noir comes from a blend of vineyards focused on “respectful farming” of biodynamic, organic and LIVE certified vineyards across the various sub-regions of the Willamette Valley to give a true regional expression. It sees around one-third new French oak barrels, with the remainder being older oak, to accompany the fruit intensity without overpowering. There is a clear mission statement from Jean-Nicolas and Jay about making the kinds of wines they love to drink – “elegant wines with beautiful, complex aromatics and pure, lovely fruit; wines that evolve in the glass and in the cellar.” 

Only 1 left in stock

Only 1 left in stock