French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Xavier Durand 2011 Corton Rognet
  • French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Xavier Durand 2011 Corton Rognet
  • French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Xavier Durand 2011 Corton Rognet

Domaine Xavier Durand
2011 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.

  • An expressive, unique Pinot Noir with intriguing, slightly funky scents. Cherry, truffles, and violets are key players with mushrooms in the background. As this wine matures, expect the mushroom and fruit flavors to develop and broaden. A must-have for fans of earthy, mushroomy Pinot Noirs.

    Food pairing: Mushroom risotto

  • Not quite the wild animal that the 2010 seems to be, but with a distinctive nose of earth, wet terracotta, celery, chalk, flint, leather, and red fruit that is nearly as complex and interesting. More restrained than the 2010 also on the palate with soft but prominent tannins masking earthy flavors and hints of highly extracted, rich, fruit with overtones of leather and musk, the leathery component being especially prominent on a protracted finish marked also by lingering, fine-grained, tooth-coating tannins. Will need time to develop, but a veiled beauty with great promise.

    Food pairing: Duck; venison; rabbit; other game or fowl

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