Saturday, February 13, 2016

Domaine Georges Noëllat (Vosne-Romanée) -- 2014s Tasted from Tank and Barrel

Harvesting began on 16 September. There was a little hail damage in the Chaumes vineyard, said Maxime Cheurlin, and overall production at the estate was off 10% from normal. (In 2015, volume will be up as the old vines didn’t suffer as much from heat stress as in 2014.) As usual here, all grapes were destemmed. Malolactic fermentations took place in the spring. Bottling was expected to begin at the end of 2015 for the two village wines, which were already in tank when I visited in early November. (Continue reading here.)