(from a 1.16 ha parcel of 60+ year old vines; there are two sections, one upper and one lower and this cuvée now uses only the upper). The notably ripe nose is composed of dark currant, clove, anise and lovely violet and rose petal hints. There is excellent phenolic maturity to the supporting structure that shape the fleshy and intensely mineral-driven middle weight flavors that possess a refreshing salinity on the balanced finish. This is an elegant wine as the tannins are quite fine-grained and I very much like the persistence and sense of refinement. Drink 2022+
The 2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brulées has a very mineral-driven bouquet – reserved and distant perhaps, but very controlled and focused. It gains fruit intensity all the time, namely blackberry and a touch of cassis, but never usurping those stony, “cool stream” aromas. The palate is sleek and smooth, very poised and very pure with ice-cold dark cherries and plum, fine slightly chalky tannins and a pointed finish. I would just like to see it develop a little more “charm” once in bottle. Drink: 2017 - 2032
Domaine d'Eugénie was born following the acquisition of René Engel estate by François Pinault, alsoowner of Château Latour in Pauillac during the summer 2006. The estate is situated in Vosne-Romanée, in the heart of La Côte de Nuits between Nuits-Saint-Georges and Gevrey Chambertin. This village is considered to be the treasure of big wines of Burgundy. The vineyard is about 6.5 hectares and extends onto the communes of Vosne-Romanée, Vougeot et Flagey-Echezeaux. The estate is managed by Frédéric Engerer who is the President at Château Latour in Pauillac.
The vineyards of the modest village of Vosne Romanée are arguably the most sought after in the Côte d'Or. It is host to excellent Village and Premier Cru wines, but it is its most famous Grand Crusthat truly stand out: Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Grands Echézeaux, Echézeaux, Romanée St. Vivant and La Romanée as well as Cros Parentoux, a Premier Cru vineyard which attracts Grand Cru attention (and prices). Vosne-Romanée can be remarkably robust and powerful, yet be charming and fleshy giving it one of the most diverse styles of the region.