Elian da Ros Côtes du Marmandais le Vin Est Une Fête 2005
Elian worked with Olivier Humbrecht in Alsace before starting his own domaine in south west France in the 1990s. He works his 16 ha with fanatical dedication, replanting rootstocks, working without chemicals (8 hectares are in biodynamie). Harvest is always manual, grapes are destemmed. He vinifies parcel by parcel. Vinification is in open tank with pigeage à la bourguigononne, which is to say according to observation rather than by predetermined method. The four types of soil and subsoil which make up the domaine determine the four styles of red wine produced: clay-silts for the Clairet; clay-silt with a substratum of iron for the Vignoble d'Elian; clay with gravel for the Chante Coucou and limestone-clay for the Clos Baquey. His top cuvée, Clos Baquey, is a blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah and Abouriou from his best vineyard sites, aged in barriques for around 14 months. Almost black with an intense expressive nose of plums, cassis and black cherries and notes of coffee and vanilla from the oak. Additional balsamic notes also of resin and liquorice. A powerful wine which is just starting to show its potential.
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The 2005 Pinot Noir Cote Est is nearly purple-colored, unusually saturated for this vintage. The nose offers expressive cedar, earth, black cherry and blackberry aromas. This is followed by a medium-bodied wine with gobs of dark fruit flavors, well integrated acidity and tannin, and superb depth and balance. It will evolve for several years and provide pleasure for 15-20 years.