Harvest 2019 at Sylvie Esmonin

2019 Vintage Report from Sylvie Esmonin, plus the lights-out 202o release from Domaine des Croix

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Domaine Sylvie Esmonin

"What to say about a vintage ending in 9?

Small quantities but balanced and ripe with nice acidities..."

Sylvie

Domaine des Croix

Aside from the good time we always have, my visit with David Croix was a highlight of my Burgundy trip in May. The Domaine des Croix wines have evolved so much over the last ten years, as David has made trials in the vineyard with biodynamics, increasingly tall hedging and low- and no-till farming while keeping to a strict organic program year after year. In the cellar, the quantity of whole cluster in the reds is consistently between 25% and 100% depending on the cuvee and the total sulfur in the reds has been reduced to less than half of what it was in 2010. If forced to choose one word to describe the wines it would be fresh and in 2020 that doesn't do it justice. Across the range the reds are weightless, with beautiful crisp red and black fruit, whole cluster complexity and great typicity. The Beaune 1er Cru Cent Vignes is a particular standout - it's often pleasurable but can lack stuffing. This 2020 has great structure and will age beautifully, if you can avoid opening it. Historically, there has only been a single white wine, a wonderful Corton-Charlemagne that never manages to be more than three barrels. It's then very exciting to offer the first release of a Saint Romain white, from the great Combe Bazin site. David talked about the somewhat disappointing condition of the vines and has ultimately decided to re-plant, so we were thrilled with this delicious and electric bottling (and looking forward to what it will yield in the years to come). Sam Ehrlich

Harvest 2019 Domaine Sylvie Esmonin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wines arrive Tuesday 12/20

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $109.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • 1 in stock
  • $234.99

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  • $234.99

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  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $289.99

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Esmonin, Sylvie 2019 Bourgogne Cuvée Sylvie

From 80 ares of 70 year-old vines. Depending on the vintage, up to 20% of the grapes macerate whole-cluster for 10 to 12 days in open wood vats. The wine then ferments and ages in barrel. The barrel breakdown is: 10% new oak, 10% "one wine" barrels, 80% "two wine" barrels.

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  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $41.99

  • Organic

Esmonin, Sylvie 2019 Côtes-de-Nuits Villages

The fruit comes from from the lieux-dits La Croix Violette and Les Vignois situated in the village of Brochon. Grapes are 70 % destemmed and 30% whole-cluster, crushed and start fermenting in open wood vats with a 10-12 day maceration. They are then racked to barrel to finish fermenting and aging. The barrel breakdown is: 30% new oak, 50% "one wine" barrels, 20% "two wine" barrels.

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  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $52.99

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Esmonin, Sylvie 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin

 The Gevrey-Chambertin comes from 30+-year-old vines in the lieu-dit Les Crais; it is quite rich and structured, with good ripeness and dark fruit aromas. Depending on the vintage, 30 to 50% of the grapes are macerated whole-cluster for 12 to 13 days in open wood vats, then racked to barrel for fermentation and aging. The barrel breakdown is: 20% new oak, 30% "one wine" barrels, 50% "two wine" barrels.

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  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $71.99

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Esmonin, Sylvie 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

The largest cuvée, Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, comes from various plots of 60+-year-old vines; it ages in 50% new wood and has toasty oak notes, is very ripe, round and chewy, with intense berry fruit.

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  • red
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  • $84.99

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  • $69.99

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  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $92.99

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  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $139.99

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  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $64.99