2019 Vincent Dancer Beaune Les Montrevenots Premier Cru
Vincent Dancer runs a tiny operation based in chassagne-Montrachet where he crafts his wines from five hectares of well-situated vineyards. The winery is small even by the standards of Burgundy, and despite Dancer’s reclusive nature, the wines are well known to a small circle of restaurateurs and wine-lovers who reliably take their miniscule allocation year after year. Vincent is quietly individualistic, creating his own lean, bright, and savory style of wines, trusting his instincts and experience to make the best possible wine in his own way.
A very high-altitude, rocky site, Les Montrevenots is at the top of the hill on the Pommard boundary above Clos des Mouches. It’s a south-facing slope, which to some extent mitigates the vineyard’s altitude. Dancer’s parcel was planted in 1996. The white marl, limestone-rich soils here (quite different to the greater clay components of Dancer’s other red sites) tend to bring more perfume, raciness and powdery, fine structure.
Very fresh aromas are comprised by notes of red and dark berries that exhibit lovely spice wisps along with a background trace of earth. There is fine vibrancy to the intense, well-detailed flavors that terminate in a mildly austere bitter cherry suffused finish. As is usually the case, this is relatively fine and a wine that should drink reasonably well young if desired. Drink 2025+.
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