A phoenix rising from the ashes story for the 2013 Les Teurons Beaune 1er Cru from Domaine Rossignol-Trapet. Brothers Nicolas and David Rossignol lost nearly 80% of the grapes from their premiere cru Teurons vineyard in 2013 due to a devastating hail storm that blew through in July. So quantities on the 2013 were extremely low but the wine has really turned out quite good, with excellent energy and it continues to flesh out in bottle. Because of the hail, none of the stems were included in the fermentation as is usually the case in a "normal" year. After fermentation the wine spent 14 months in oak with 10% being new. The bouquet shows dark Pinot fruit, rich earth tones, and a light smoky/coffee note. The wine is medium to medium plus bodied with good intensity and complexity. Fine-grained tannins and nice length round out the pleasant finish. A tad on the early side today but should be hitting its stride in the next couple of years and hold well for a good bit thereafter.
Direct Import by Balanced Wine Selections.
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