Albert Morot Beaune Aigrots 1er Cru
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- Les Aigrots – Red - the Greeks called the holly “agria” (wild plant). The Romans latinised this into agrifolium, aquifolium. This plot may have been given this name because it was covered by thorny plants before it was planted with vines. Located next to the famous Clos des Mouches, in the middle of the slope, Les Aigrots faces east.The stony soil of this vineyard is rich in loams and clay. 75 ares (1.8 acre) produce full-bodied, generous reds, perfect with red meat, either grilled or with a sauce.
- The yield here was just 15 hectoliters per hectare: Bright, dark red with ruby tones. Very dark aromas of cassis, blackberry, blueberry, violet and licorice pastille. A step up in sucrosité and texture from the foregoing samples, offering an enticing sappiness to its dark berry and licorice flavors. This concentrated, very juicy wine spreads out on the back end, finishing with rather suave palate-dusting tannins. Geoffroy Choppin de Janvry noted that this wine used to be harder, but since he started farming organically in 2009 the tannins have become rounder. Score - 90-92. (Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com Jan 2018
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