2020 Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine Beaune Montrevenots Premier Cru
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2020 Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine Beaune Montrevenots Premier Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$125. 00
$1500.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine is one of the true quiet achievers in Burgundy, where they produce outstanding wines from their home in the picturesque hamlet of Pernand-Vergelesses, just north of Beaune. It's perhaps this setting, away from the feverish scouring of wines further north in the Cote de Nuits, that has allowed the domaine to fly under the radar. Certainly it has meant these wines can be found for a fraction of what we're now accustomed to seeing from Burgundy.

The domaine is under the guidance of fifth generation winemaker and owner Christine Gruere-Dubreuil, who has been joined recently by her daughter Clémentine. While they farm vineyards as far south as Volnay and Pommard, much of their production is centred around Pernand, including excellent sites on the Corton grand cru hillside, along with the leading premier cru of Savigny-les-Beaune; Les Vergelesses. All reds are 100% destemmed before spending 12-15 months in barrel, with 35% new wood used on the grand cru wines to around 15% maximum on the remainder of their range.

Other Reviews....
A very ripe nose freely reveals its aromas of mocha, dark currant, plum liqueur and plenty of earth character. The sleek, delicious and nicely vibrant flavors possess very good richness that terminate in a balanced finale where a hint of bitter pit fruit eventually emerges. Drink through 2028+.
90 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

The 2020 Beaune Montrevenots 1er Cru has a well-defined bouquet with raspberry punnet, wild strawberry and crushed stone aromas, rose petal emerging with time. The palate is silky smooth with pliant tannins, fine acidity, the 25% new oak seamlessly integrated and maintaining that velutinous texture on the finish. Lovely. Drink 2024-2038.
91-93 points
Neal Martin - Vinous