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Groffier Bourgogne Passetoutgrains 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

"Robert Groffier is considered one of the finest winemakers in the Cote d'Or. With seven hectares of top vineyard land, including Chambolle-Musigny, Bonnes Mares and Chambertin Clos de Beze, he has some excellent material to work with. The time and effort Serge Groffier (Robert's son) gives to the vineyards is paying back handsomely and correspondingly low yields lead to wines of real breeding and class; indeed they are the purest expression of Pinot Noir. Groffier's wines are powerful, featuring deep colors, good structure and plenty of tannin for Pinot Noir. The Chambolle Amorouses is often the most precocious, showing lots of ripe, succulent berry fruit from the moment it hits the shelves. The Bonnes Mares is deeper with much more muscle but with lots of obvious fruit underneath. Finally, the Chambertin Clos de Beze is the sleepeer of the bunch, with laser-like acidity and high-toned berry fruit. Groffier is similar to many top winemakers in that his winemaking techniques are flexible and vary from vintage to vintage. Some years he includes stalks in his fermentation and some years he does not. Each year he will do a cold maceration for five to six days followed by a hot fermentation that extracts lots of color and flavor." -Importer

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"Robert Groffier is considered one of the finest winemakers in the Cote d'Or. With seven hectares of top vineyard land, including Chambolle-Musigny, Bonnes Mares and Chambertin Clos de Beze, he has some excellent material to work with. The time and effort Serge Groffier (Robert's son) gives to the vineyards is paying back handsomely and correspondingly low yields lead to wines of real breeding and class; indeed they are the purest expression of Pinot Noir. Groffier's wines are powerful, featuring deep colors, good structure and plenty of tannin for Pinot Noir. The Chambolle Amorouses is often the most precocious, showing lots of ripe, succulent berry fruit from the moment it hits the shelves. The Bonnes Mares is deeper with much more muscle but with lots of obvious fruit underneath. Finally, the Chambertin Clos de Beze is the sleepeer of the bunch, with laser-like acidity and high-toned berry fruit. Groffier is similar to many top winemakers in that his winemaking techniques are flexible and vary from vintage to vintage. Some years he includes stalks in his fermentation and some years he does not. Each year he will do a cold maceration for five to six days followed by a hot fermentation that extracts lots of color and flavor." -Importer

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