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2022 Dubreuil-Fontaine Burgundies

"A Lot to Like" - Burghound
June 19, 2024

 

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2022 Dubreuil-Fontaine Burgundies

 

            “I found much to like among the Dubreuil 2022s and this is true up and down the appellation hierarchy” Alan Meadows

 

Christine Dubreuil’s winea have always been very well done. They emphasize precision and balance more than power, Her Pernand wines, She describes 2022 as “superb vintage that should please everyone and in both colors”

 

We have recommended her wines for years, and do especially in this vintage They are exceptionally good value in the current Burgundy market and are the equal in quality to other producers of the same appellations at half again her prices.

 

Notes are from Alan Meadows, Burghound.  with a marked few by Neal Martin, Vinous 

 

White

 

Bourgogne “Les Crenilles”: (from vines in Pommard). Ripe and expressive aromas of petrol, straw and citrus confit are complemented by racy, delicious and nicely voluminous middleweight flavors that conclude in an attractively textured, clean and refreshingly dry finale. This is very good for its level and is worth checking out. $26 

 

Pernand-Vergelesses: This is aromatically similar to the Bourgogne but with the addition of a touch of mineral reduction character. The mouthfeel of the medium weight flavors is notably finer with slightly better volume as well on the stony and clean finish that is moderately dry and not especially austere. This could be enjoyed young or aged for 3 to 6 years. $44

 

Pernand-Vergelesses “Sous Fretille. Cool and airy aromas of Granny Smith apple, lemon rind and a floral top note lead to delicious and agreeably textured medium-bodied flavors that exude a bracing minerality on the sneaky long and refreshingly dry finale that also displays only a touch of austerity  $59

 

Pernand-Vergelesses “Clos Berthet” A subtle if easily perceptible application of wood is present on the riper aromas of citrus confit, white peach and wet stone. The generously proportioned and quite rich middleweight flavors are supported by citrus-laced acidity on the very dry, sneaky long and more obviously austere finale

            has more precision and tension than the Sous Fretilie, offering orchard fruit, chamomile and touches of chai tea. The palate is well-balanced with fine nerve, plenty of mineralite and lots of energy (there's a bit of C02 at the moment) with a sustained finish. Very fine Neal Martin $ 69

 

Corton-Charlemagne: An exuberantly fresh nose features notes of mostly Granny Smith apples and citrus along with background hints of crushed fennel and wet stone. There is markedly better volume to the seductively textured medium-bodied flavors that exude evident minerality on the sappy, balanced and firmly structured finale. This is a relatively rare example of CC that could actually be enjoyed young but should also have no trouble repaying up to a decade of keeping   $175

 

Red

 

Bourgogne – Notre Dame de Bonne Espérance”: An exuberantly pinot-like nose of cool and fresh red berries and earth introduce vibrant, delicious and attractively textured middleweight flavors that conclude in a refreshing, clean and balanced finale. Worth a look as this is very good for its level.   $25 Net

 

Pernand-Vergelesses: A more deeply pitched blend is comprised by notes of plum, violet, spice and more subtle earth nuances. The sleek, succulent and vibrant medium weight flavors exude a subtle minerality on the balanced, mildly austere and sneaky long finish that is firm enough to repay 4 to 7 years of keeping   $36

 

The Pommard has a delightful, elegant bouquet that leans to Volnay in style. Candied red cherry fruit, quite pastille-like The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, well-balanced with a keen thread of acidity, poised towards the finish. Delightful, probably early drinking Pommard Neal Martin    $52

 

Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Vergelesses A mild touch of reduction is enough to push the ripe fruit to the background at present. Otherwise, there is a lovely sense of freshness and verve to the beautifully textured, detailed and mineral-driven middleweight flavors that conclude in a dusty and youthfully austere finish. This is markedly compact and thus at least a few years of cellaring should be beneficial. $49

 

Pernand-Vergelesses Ile de Vergelesses This is also lightly reduced and difficult to read. By contrast, the sleeker, finer and more mineral-driven flavors also possess a lovely texture that carries over to the tautly muscular, moderately austere and firmer finish. This persistent effort is clearly built-to-age and a wine that’s definitely going to need at least 5 to 7 years first. 

 

Pommard Epenots 1er Cru Deeply pitched aromas of poached plum, warm earth, forest floor and spice lead to delicious, detailed and attractively textured, if not especially dense, flavors that are plush on the mid-palate while tightening up markedly on the sappy, balanced and impressively long finale. Patience strongly advised.   $91

 

Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru has a perfumed bouquet with red plum, wild strawberry and potpourri scents, very seductive with the oak is beautifully integrated, The palate is medium-bodied with fine structure, fresh and vibrant This builds in the mouth, offering red plum and baking powder. Gentle but insistent grip on the finish. Wonderful! Neal Martin $105

 

Corton-Clos du Roi A deft touch of wood sets off markedly spicy aromas of dark berry fruit coulis, smoked game and exotic tea. The concentrated and quite stylish larger-bodied flavors are at once caressing but punchy with a lovely texture on the balanced and lingering mineral-suffused finish that flashes a touch of austerity. This is beautifully balanced wine.

 

“ has a clean and pure bouquet, quite delineated, with touches of wild rose petals and impressive mlneraUfe. The medium-bodied palate offers vivid red fruit; refined with crisp acidity. Silky smooth, a real peacock's tail towards the finish with a long aftertaste. The best Corton- Bressandes the Domaine has ever produced, (sic)  Neal Martin  $115

 

All prices are net per bottle .

Some wines are stateside, some will arrive on our next shipment toward the end of July.

 

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