2010 Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine, Pernand-Vergelesses “Clos Berthet” Monopole, Red Burgundy.
Christine Dubreuil, the sixth generation winemaker at the 130 year old Domaine Dubreuil Fontaine is a super talent that oversees more than 20 prime plots in the Cote de Beaune, including a few Monopoles and Grand Cru sites, makes some beautifully crafted wines, both White and Red. This Domaine Monopole, Clos Berthet in Pernand-Vergelesses is one of the great values in fine red Burgundy and this 2010 is a lovely Pinot Noir with elegance and vibrant character. While still a young, baby if you will, it shows almost everything you could want from a classic Burgundy and might just improve in the next 2-5 years, still it is beautiful today and drinks with charm and grace. The nose is red fruited, floral and pure leading to a lively palate of cherry, tangy plums, raspberry and candied citrus rind with tea spices, mineral notes and soft and subtle wood shadings. Hints of wild herbs, pepper and truffle loom in the background while juicy acidity plays more up front, all is its proper place at this stage.
($40 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive
avail. at www.sfwtc.com ($36.00)