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Philippe Jouan, Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru 2019
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Philippe Jouan, Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru 2019

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Notes from Weygandt-Metzler Importing:

As one heads down the Grand Rue from the Truchots, off a little side street that leads past La Bussière and 1er cru Les Ruchots, one finds the cellars and courtyard of Henri Jouan and his son Philippe. Henri is a contemporary and friend of Jacky Truchot. The two developed their wine-making skills concurrently, and although they share many sensibilities, the wines of the Jouans, pere et fils, are bit more rustic than Jacky's. Philippe has maintained much of the approach taken by Henri, "traditionelle" is a word that comes to mind when tasting these superb wines from the Jouans

It is a tiny domaine with some great terroirs, and a solid quantity of old vines. Even the Passetoutgrain, which is virtually all Pinot Noir, is from very old vines...Their Clos St. Denis vines are in the "Maison Brulée" section, next to Clos des Lambrays. Many of their vines here are over a hundred years old, and make a truly Grand Cru.

From William Kelley:

The 2019 Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru bursts with notes of raspberries, cherries, sweet spices, orange rind and loamy soil. Full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, it's rich and concentrated, with a fleshy core of fruit, powdery tannins and a sapid finish. 

 

Country
France
Sub-Region
Clos Saint Denis
Region
Burgundy
Varieties
Pinot Noir
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Clay, limestone
Winemaking
Destemmed, aged in French oak barrels (about 20% new).