En Primeur | Domaine Comte Armand 2019

Clos des Epeneaux is Pommard’s most celebrated climat. The 5.23 hectare monopole has been in the Comte Armand family since 1828. 2019 is Paul Zinetti’s fifth vintage as régisseur at this prestigious domaine and is testament to his skills, confirming his standing as one of the finest winemakers in the Côte de Beaune. Representing the pinnacle of Pommard, the domaine also has holdings in Volnay and Auxey Duresses. The wines have the distinctive character of quintessential Côte de Beaune, and are also some of the most sophisticated, nuanced expressions you might taste across these villages. An understated use of new oak matches the textured fruit, and gentle handling in combination with intuitive biodynamic practices result in wines with both strength and delicacy. Comte Armand is redefining Pommard, showing how its finest terroir is capable of not only power but elegance as well.

The expression of individual terroir is hugely important to Paul Zinetti; each appellation has its own personality, and the winemaking should let this shine through. The pure harmonious fruit and freshness in 2019 exemplifies his philosophy. It is also a year which highlights why the appellation of Auxey Duresses should be taken more seriously than it was by previous generations. This is a village to watch.
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Vintage  

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2019

Bourgogne Aligoté Comte Armand

6x75cl 10+ £90.00 EP

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2020

    A wine which represents the new era for Aligoté. This relatively unknown grape variety is feeling the impact of climate change. Historically known for its searing acidity, today its style is fruit-focussed with the acidity firmly in check. The fresh lemon sherbet flavours are complemented by hints of hazelnut and vanilla. This is fresh but broad, with a textured finish.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2020,
    Score: 86-88

    The 2019 Bourgogne Aligoté had been racked the morning of my visit with the intention of bottling in a few weeks time. It has a lovely rosewater and apricot tinged bouquet that gets both hands on the grape variety. The palate is well balanced with orange zest and light apricot notes, a very pretty Aligoté with a precise finish. Lovely. Drink 2021 - 2025

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  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.