- 100% Pinot Noir
Romain Taupenot is one of the rising stars in Burgundy and is the 7th generation, along with his sister Virginie, to continue the family tradition. Romain is a perfectionist who is always striving to achieve the very best and he has transformed his family domaine over the last few years producing increasingly impressive wines. He uses organic methods and focuses on expressing pure fruit flavours which display each terroir. Oak is used judiciously to avoid dominating the wines. Romain’s wines are refined and pure, rather than powerful, a style which expresses itself well through his excellent 2011s which are extremely elegant.
"The 2011 Gevrey-Chambertin Village comes from several parcels: La Justice, Carite Paille, Les Seuvrees and Bel Air and offers pleasant rounded wild strawberry and dark cherry fruit that display commendable clarity. The palate is clean and rounded on the entry: a fine line of acidity and an elegant persona, with suggestions of white pepper tingling on the finish. This Gevrey is the best of Taupenot-Merme’s Village Crus in 2011." -Robert Parker's Wine Advocate