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

Domaine Xavier Durand
2011 Aloxe-Corton Les Chaillots

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Grown like Boutières on the Corton hill, but on redder soils that elicit more substance and finer tannins from the Pinot Noir grapes, Les Chaillots is the more feminine and subtle of Domaine Durand’s two Aloxe-Cortons.

  • Talc, floral scents, and mushroom aromas shape the nose. Offers red fruit flavors—both tart and ripe—with light spice notes on a delicate frame. Medium body. Likely to be more approachable in 2016–2017.

    Food pairing: Heavier (red) meats

  • Earthy, wet clay scents combine with wood and suggestions of cherries and strawberries for an unusual, intriguing nose that develops herbal scents (particularly rose-scented geranium) with a little time in the glass. Seems lighter in body than it actually is because forward, youthful tannins mask the underlying fruit, but this wine has good acid and the stuffing to develop riper, richer, fruitier flavors with time. Still closed. Although drinkable now, likely to benefit from a decade or more in bottle.

    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, Herbs, Earth
Body:Medium
Soul:Perfumed