French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Xavier Durand 2011 Aloxe-Corton Les Boutières
  • French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Xavier Durand 2011 Aloxe-Corton Les Boutières
  • French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Xavier Durand 2011 Aloxe-Corton Les Boutières

Domaine Xavier Durand
2011 Aloxe-Corton Les Boutières

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Xavier Durand calls it his best keeping wine. Made from grapes grown on the Corton hill, this Pinot Noir displays animal and robust qualities that reflect the marly clay and thick heavy soil of the lieu-dit.

  • A distinctive, youthful nose suggests talc, red fruit, cloves, minerals, and baking spice. Good balance between somewhat angular tannins and tart fruit that suggests both precision and power. Packed with red fruit and mineral. A big, full-bodied, robust wine.

    Food pairing: Red meats

  • Less forthcoming at first than the 2011 Les Chaillots from the same producer, but with similar earthy scents and something evocative of wet clay or paper, but also with spice (nutmeg), meaty scents, and later cherries. Bright acidity and the slightly rustic tannins of youth balance intense, concentrated fruit on the palate. The tannins makes the fruit seem a trifle distant, but, with a little air contact, richer, sweeter flavors develop, suggestive of a more opulent, expansive future. Will need time, but likely to be well worth the wait.

    Food pairing: Coq au Vin, venison, duck or other game birds, rabbit

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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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Details
Producer:Domaine Xavier Durand
Region:Burgundy
Year:2011
Maturity:2015-2020
Alcohol:13%
Bottle size:750ml
Color:Red
Varietal:Pinot Noir
Flavors:Cherry, Mineral, Earth
Body:Medium-Full
Soul:Bold