Edouard Delaunay

Edouard Delaunay Cotes de Nuits Villages les Combes 2017

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An great introduction to the heart of the Cote de Nuits – an insider’s secret

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Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Producer

Edouard Delaunay

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2017

Wine Group

Boutique

Wine Occasion

Casual Entertainment, Formal Entertainment

Wine Region

Burgundy

Story

Story

A true Renaissance story makes Edouard Delaunay a Phoenix in Burgundy.

Founded in 1893, Edouard Delaunay is an old House with a rich and singular history that contributed significantly to the development of Burgundy throughout the 20th century. Unfortunately, the company had to be sold in 1992 much to the disappointment of Laurent, founder’s great-grandson who had recently joined his father in the business.

Determined to rebuild the estate, he created Badet-Clement in 1995 specialising in wines from the South of France, before returning to Burgundy in 2003 as a distributor.

Finally, in 2017 he was able to buy it back, with the aim of restoring its position among the great names of Burgundy.
Starting with the 2017 vintage, Maison Edouard Delaunay offers a selection of around thirty vintages concentrated on the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits, ranging from regional appellations to Grands Crus.
Recognition followed suit being awarded IWC winemaker of the year in 2020 & 2021, a mere 3 years after its revival!

Precise, subtle, well-balanced wines, without excess, for the most demanding wine lovers and enthusiasts throughout the world.

PHILOSOPHY
The legendary Côte de Nuits, with its succession of prestigious appellations that have enchanted the entire world, has the (justified!) reputation of producing unaffordable wines. Côte de Nuits-Villages is the exception to the rule. It may only be produced in 5 villages that border the heart of the Côte de Nuits: Fixin and Brochon to the north, Premeaux, Comblanchien and Corgoloin to the south. Côte de Nuits-Villages represents a fine introduction to the Côte’s great wines with all that it has in common to offer: elegance, distinction, and intense, fleshy fruit.

Specifications

Specifications

Thanks to our unique network, we buy grapes of the finest quality from Burgundy’s top growers. As much as possible, we select those grown from vineyards that are managed in a sustainable and ecologically responsible manner, privileging organic viticulture. We work in conjunction with growers throughout the entire year, decide on the harvest date and we pick our grapes ourselves.

With pragmatism and without any pre-established formulas, we adapt our vinification and ageing processes to the potential of each terroir, plot, grape variety and vintage. We do not want our wines to be masked by oak, so we use it judiciously to give the wine just what it needs so that during the ageing process all of its potential and expression can shine through. Ageing a great wine requires patient, gentle work.

TERROIR
The grapes for this wine hail from a selection of plots in the southern part of the appellation (Corgoloin, Comblanchien and Premeaux-Prissey). These plots benefit from ideal southeastern exposure, which lends this wine lovely ripeness.
VINIFICATION AND AGEING
The grapes are handpicked, sorted and destemmed before being vinified. Ageing lasts 14 months using 20% new oak.

 

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

TASTING NOTES
Verging on dark purple in colour. The nose features aromas of wild fruit (sour cherry and hawthorn) along with subtle spicy nuances. Velvety and fresh on the palate, boasting remarkable purity with notes of blackberry jam and red berry coulis.

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