Domaine du Roc des Boutires

This is the second domaine in the list owned by the Parinet family (the other being Château du Moulin-à-Vent) and it is a very exciting one. They purchased it in 2015 and 2016 is the first vintage under the ambitious new regime. The domaine totals a mere 4.2 hectares, in the central part of the appellation that shares the same sub stratum as the best sites in the Côte d’Or. It has 14 different parcels of varying altitude, some of which are blended together and some of which are kept separate as single vineyard cuvées. Overall the vines are now around 40 years old and yields are low, and they were lower than the team would have liked in 2016 due to hail. The wines are aged in a mix of stainless steel and oak, some of which is new, depending upon the cuvée. As a range the wines have a sumptuous richness without tending towards the heavy, with plenty of spice and stoniness. If they have been able to produce this quality in their first vintage then what is to come will be very exciting indeed.

Winemaker: Edouard Parinet


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