Domaine Christian Clerget Vosne-Romanee Les Violettes 2010
A high class wine! This wine definitely contains something of its neighbour, the Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru. A pedigree wine with unparalleled depth and a velvety smoothness. Its opulence and aromatic complexity are abundantly clear: this wine really is in a class of its own.
The grapes are stripped and transferred to vats. They are then fermented at a controlled temperature (32°C maximum), with the vats being cooled if necessary to control when fermentation begins. Remontage is performed, followed by daily pigeage. The wine is removed from the vats and pressed. Before being placed into casks, the wine spends 3-4 days in vats to allow the lees to separate. The wine is siphoned into oak barrels using gravity, rather than a pump.