- Domaine René Engel
- Pinot Noir
- 2009 - 2016
- Case size
Burghound, January 2005,
2002 Vosne-Romanée: This is much better, and radically different, than the disappointing cask sample as here the nose isspicy and sexy with exuberant and pure black fruit aromas followed by rich and fairly ripe flavors that offer both velvet andplenty of delineation on the long finish. This is a notably fine villages that displays excellent balance. 89/2008+
Clive Coates, January 2004
Good colour. Rich and fragrant nose.Medium to medium-full body. Good tannins.Very good grip. This is ample and ripe andvery elegant. Long on the finish. Very goodindeed. From 2008.
Domaine René Engel
Domaine René Engel is between Nuits St. George and Gevrey-Chambertin, in the heart of one of the smallest communes but also one of the most prestigious, that René Engel founded the Domaine that bears his name. In 1981 Philippe Engel took over the domaine following his father's death. Philippe cares for thevineyard by replanting dead vine stock, purifying soil impoverished by potassium and reducing yields by means of a very severe selection of grapes using a sorting table. In the realm of vinification, he has replaced old barrels and has introduced more frequent racking. Light filtering has allowed him to produce more expressive wines gaining a reputation as fat, authentic and elegant. Recently joined by his brother Frédéric, Philippe believes in the terroir as well as producing quality wines with structure and personality.
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.