There are two sectors in this vineyard, one nearly 60 years old, one rising 20. A high limestone content in the soil gives this red Auxey vitality and delicate perfume. The grapes were in excellent health, so 10-12% of whole bunches, without de-stemming, were included in the fermentation, to bring supple texture and complex aromas. Ageing then took place in barrels, with bottling in November 2019. Ruby-purple of medium depth, this wine’s nose is open, ripe and abundantly fresh. Palate shows excellent fruit concentration, good body and medium tannins, which will need a year or two of bottle-age to soften (for drinking 2021- 2026+).
2018 Auxey-Duresses Rouge, Domaine Agnès Paquet
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