Christian Venier "La Pierre Aux Chiens" 2020
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All Pinot Noir, this is the most impressive and serious wine from Venier. Aromas of tomato leaf, potting soil, cumin and brick dust are met with a lush, ripe body. This in turn is balanced by a solid tannic structure and ends with a sensation of minerals and sage. The phenolics and tannin from whole cluster fermentation are very ripe and add texture instead of green, vegetal notes. Definitely let this develop a bit if you can, either in the bottle for a year or two, or in the glass.
From 30 year-old vines on flinty clay and sand. Semi-carbonic maceration in a combination of steel and resin tanks. Aging takes place on the fine lees in vats and barrels (50/50) and then bottled without SO2. [Jonathan Kemp, September 2021]