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VIRTUAL TASTING: Domaine Pierre Naigeon - August 15, 2021

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Virtual Tasting
August 15, 2021
Hosted by Dennis Sherman, Stephen Lenahan and Greg Bothwell.

This month’s tasting we are going to open up two bottles of the highly anticipated 2019 vintage and look at how they are tasting in the beginning stages of their life. Whose wines would be better to try than the world-renown Domaine Pierre Naigeon. He makes wine from some of the best parcels on land in the Cote de Nuits, including 3 different Grand Cru vineyards. This is a tasting you won’t want to miss.

* How Dennis met this producer and what he saw in his wines
* The history of Domaine Pierre Naigeon
* The Cote de Nuits
* The specific plots and the vinification method
* The structure of each wine
* The drinking window of these wines and how they will age
* Other Elden Selection wines where you could explore terroir with friends and family.

Domaine Pierre Naigeon Marsannay 'Sampagny' 2019    
And allow me to end with the biggest surprise of the day.  Pierre's Marsannay 'Sampagny' proves the adage that to understand Marsannay you need to know the vineyards. There is such diversity in the soil types in Marsannay. But here, in this single-vineyard 'Sampagny' you get a delicate cover to a magnificently complex wine, graceful and yet full of energy and tension. A great example of what Marsannay can be. 

Domaine Pierre Naigeon Bourgogne ‘Les Maladieres’ 2019
You would never take this for an appellation Bourgogne. In fact, eyes closed, it's a little Chambolle-Musigny.  This single-vineyard Bourgogne drinks way above its appellation and is so precise you can tell where it comes from.  Floral, deep, with the freshness of youth and soft tannins. Superlative appellation Bourgogne.

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