French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Xavier Durand 2012 Corton Rognet
  • French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Xavier Durand 2012 Corton Rognet
  • French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Xavier Durand 2012 Corton Rognet

Domaine Xavier Durand
2012 Corton Rognet

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Grown on the northernmost part of the Corton Hill, this Grand Cru Pinot Noir comes from old vines bought by Durand’s father in 1985. It represents the best terroir and best wine of the Durand domaine. Requires cellaring.

  • Not quite the blockbuster the 2010 was, but nevertheless complex and highly distinctive.

    Countless scents on the nose: herbs, mineral, toast, juniper, leather, wood, pine resin, dried meat, cola, nutmeg, barnyard, and grapefruit rind, to name a few. Wonderfully complex. Rich, sweet fruit on the palate, offset by delicate but solid tannins and brisk acidity. Nicely balanced and approachable now, but will need time to show its full potential.

    The kind of wine to buy by the case and try at intervals over years—if you can resist the temptation to drink it all immediately!

    Food pairing: Duck; roasted chicken dishes; rabbit, venison, or other game; lamb; mushroom or lentil dishes; or savor this wine on its own

  • So much personality in this wine! Barnyard-y and meaty. Excellent earth, cherry and mushroom. Very outgoing, this wine is built to last and will only get even more expressive in the years to come.

    Food pairing: Beef stew

The Creator of This Wine

Domaine Xavier Durand

Domaine Xavier Durand

After taking over the family business at age 25, Xavier Durand decided to abandon rented vines and concentrate instead on his family estate, where he could better control the vineyards’ health and quality. Part artist, part scientist, Durand applies his enormous dedication and talent to creating wines that have stunning intensity and strong terroir identity.

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Producer:Domaine Xavier Durand
Bottle size:750ml
Varietal:Pinot Noir
Flavors:Cherry, Leather, Violet