2015 Domaine Parent Bourgogne Rouge

SKU #1318137 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Bourgogne Rouge was completely de-stemmed and had just been racked. It has a light cherry and cranberry leaf-scented bouquet. The palate is nicely balanced with supple red cherry and strawberry fruit, leading to a light and clean finish. (NM)  (12/2016)

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One of our favorite Burgundy producers, Domaine Parent is run by a pair of sisters, Anne and Catherine, who have pooled their inherited plots (long story short, it all started back in 1804 when Napoleon Bonaparte decreed that all assets and property left from a parent must be divided equally among the children, including vineyards in Burgundy) and continued on under the same family label. In Burgundy, the term “domaine” means the vines are owned by the producer, and Domaine Parent has holdings in Pommard, Beaune and Corton as well as a number of Chardonnay plots in Monthélie.

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Staff Image By: Blake Conklin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/29/2017 | Send Email
The moment I tasted this red Burgundy from Domaine Parent, I knew this would be a perfect bottle for Thanksgiving. The palate finishes smoothly with a cranberry taste that really makes me want to have turkey and everything else you would enjoy for Thanksgiving.

Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/25/2017 | Send Email
The 2015 reds from Domaine Parent are utterly charming wines made with restraint and balance, with just the right concentration of fruit. A Bourgogne rouge is often a sign of a winemaker’s chops, and the simple 2015 Domaine Parent Bourgogne Pinot Noir is full of dark, juicy fruit with gentle tannins and a clean, elegant finish.

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.