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Domaine Parent Bourgogne 2003

Member Review by Rodolphe Boulanger:

Almost an American-style Pinot Noir from Burgundy. The hot weather of 2003 gives this vintage a lot of rich, ripe, fruit flavors that will stand up to rich sauces and spicy foods. Lots of power and backbone. However, all of this fruit means that this vintage is not going to age classically and elegantly like the 2002 or 2004.

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Domaine Parent:
Domaine PARENT based in Pommard (Burgundy, France) was founded in 1803. Today it is headed by two sisters, Anne & Catherine Parent, who continue the family tradition of winegrowers that originate from the 17th century. The Domaine consists of 10 hectares that produce mostly red wines from the Côte de Beaune. The real speciality is the wines produced from Pommard, however wines from the appellat... Read more
Domaine PARENT based in Pommard (Burgundy, France) was founded in 1803. Today it is headed by two sisters, Anne & Catherine Parent, who continue the family tradition of winegrowers that originate from the 17th century. The Domaine consists of 10 hectares that produce mostly red wines from the Côte de Beaune. The real speciality is the wines produced from Pommard, however wines from the appellations of Corton, Ladoix, Beaune, Monthelie and Volnay are also produced. The vines grow on clay-limestone soils, coloured red by iron oxide. These soils enable the Pinot Noir (and Chardonnay) grape variety to express its characteristics perfectly. The vineyards are all treated organically, and the harvest is done by hand. After rigorous sorting, the grape bunches are de-stemmed, and whole-berry temperature-controlled fermentation follows (12-20 days). The wines are aged for 16-18 months with 30-60% new French oak. The Domaine sells the majority of its wines to export markets. Anne PARENT, the winemaker is heavily involved in the region, well qualified and respected. She is currently head of communications for the Burgundy Wine Council (BIVB). Also, 8 years ago, she established an association called Femmes et Vins de Bourgogne, which is a group of female winemakers and viticulturists from the region. Catherine looks after the French, various export markets ( Russia, Canada,…), the communication and the administration. Domaine PARENT’s philosophy is to make wines with purity, complexity, elegance and power. Their exceptional quality is the result of the rigorous efforts made by the Parent family. A range of approximately 15 wines ensures that Domaine PARENT maintains its name and reputation with Burgundy enthusiasts throughout the world. Read less

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Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
4.00 5
07/17/2007

Almost an American-style Pinot Noir from Burgundy. The hot weather of 2003 gives this vintage a lot of rich, ripe, fruit flavors that will stand up to rich sauces and spicy foods. Lots of power and backbone. However, all of this fruit means that this vintage is not going to age classically and elegantly like the 2002 or 2004.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
5.00 5
08/08/2007

I'm not normally the biggest Pinot fan (prefer my wines fruity, with less barnyard), but this is a great wine. Basic appelation, but the auality is above that. Great cherry fruit, beautiful and velvety mouthfeel, good finish.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
04/10/2007

Am a huge fan of this wine. Its a basic level burgundy, however its fruit and concentration really elevate it above other wines in its class. Quite fruit forward, not much of the earthy pinot nose many burgundies have. Good, full, fruity pinot. Rich, with a long finish. After being open for an hour the wine changed considerably. It lost a lot of fruit and became more earthy. I was going to rate it a 4, but downgraded it because of that.


Snooth User: Stephen
4793
5.00 5
02/12/2009

Five glasses

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