French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Xavier Durand 2011 Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Charmois
  • French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Xavier Durand 2011 Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Charmois
  • French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Xavier Durand 2011 Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Charmois

Domaine Xavier Durand
2011 Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Charmois

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Grown in light and sandy soil, Les Charmois is a softer and more supple Pinot Noir than most Nuits-Saint-Georges. It also stands in stark contrast to the harsher, clay-grown, Aloxe-Cortons from Domaine Durand. Ready to drink now!

  • The nose on this pretty, red-violet Pinot Noir is subdued—making the wine seem like a rose whose petals have not yet opened. Offers spicy black cherry on the palate, with good structure and plenty of acidity. If you open this wine in the next year or two (2015–2016), be sure to decant it and/or pair it with rich food.

    Food pairing: Porcetta

  • Bright, clean, and appetizing with a nose of citrus, flowers, red fruit, and a hint of cocoa. Vibrant acidity combines with rich, round, red fruit flavors tending toward cherries but also something suggestive of chocolate and—after a little air contact—some very appealing ripe, grapey flavors. Much more approachable than many 2011 wines from this appellation, yet with good structure. Delicious now, but likely to improve with age.

    Food pairing: Duck; venison; other game or fowl; roasted chicken; earthy, mushroom-scented dishes

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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
Alcohol:13%
Bottle size:750ml
Color:Red
Varietal:Pinot Noir
Flavors:Cherry, Dark fruit, Cocoa
Body:Medium
Soul:Rich