- Coquard Loison Fleurot
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Neal Martin, December 2017,
The 2016 Bourgogne Rouge comes from 40-year old vines in three parcels close to Clos de Vougeot. It has a fresh blackcurrant and wild strawberry-scented bouquet with fine delineation. You might think there was a little stem addition here, but there is none. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin and bright red fruit, with pleasing structure on the finish. This is as good a Bourgogne Rouge as you will find in 2016. 87-89. Date 2018-2023.
Coquard Loison Fleurot
Domaine Coquard Loison Fleurot is a family estate with important holdings in Grands Echezeaux, Echezeaux, Clos de Vougeot, Charmes Chambertin, Clos de la Roche and Clos Saint Denis. Claire Fleurot represents the latest generation of this family and as commercial director she is taking the domaine to new heights. She has enlisted the help of talented young winemaker Thomas Colladot who has spent time at Domaine Cathiard. The grapes are destemmed and while the wines see some oak, they maintain a signature pure, juicy style. Coquard Loison Fleurot remains fairly unknown outside of France (traditionally the domaine only sold its wine to local supermarkets) but word is spreading… Watch this space.
This blanket regional appellation can apply to wines throughout Burgundy (60% of the area's production) as long as they comply with regulations relating to grape type, yield and alcohol content. Reds and roses are from Pinot Noir or Gamay. Whites are Chardonnay. They are usually the most straightforward of the Burgundy wines, and as a result are the least expensive and the most approachable upon release. In the hands of a more serious producer these can represent exceptional value and quality. The wines are made with the same care and attention to detail as their grander wines. However, they may not qualify for a village or communal appellation because the vines are too young or the vineyard area is outside the appellation boundary.