Bourgogne Rouge Côte d'Or - Maison Laroze de Drouhin
Druerne er plukket i de tidlige morgentimer for at de kunne nå frem til kælderen inden, det blev alt for varmt. Her er der sket en soignering af klaserne og den smukkeste tredjedel er røget direkte op i gæringstanken, mens stilkene er fjernet på resten. Der er tale om gæring uden fremmede gærstammer og vinen er efterfølgende modnet i hele 18 måneder i én gang brugte fade fra Allier og Nivernais. Charlotte og Nicolas har således kunnet sammenstikke den endelige cuvée og tappe den uden klaring, filtrering eller stress sidst på sommeren i 2022.
Nicolas Mestre i fint humør, da Allen Meadows var forbi for at smage vinene i januar 2022. Her opsummerede han årgangen således: "The growing season began and finished early as it was hot and very dry. There really wasn't much disease pressure though we did have a moderately high incidence of sunburned fruit. We picked from the 26th of August until the 2nd of September and yields were a reasonable 35 hl/ha with potential alcohols that ranged from 12.5 to 14%. I used on average 25% whole clusters though it varied from wine to wine as some had none and a few had 50% and the Très Girard had 100%. As to the style of the 2020s, they're clearly the product of a hot vintage yet they don't drink like it because they're so incredibly vibrant and fresh. There is excellent richness and their refreshing characters just make you feel like drinking them. For me, they're fresher and the alcohols are better balanced than their 2019 counterparts."