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New-to-Market French Domaines Offer Regional Variety

By February 25, 2022Connecticut, Top News

New wines include Domaine Jean Masson Apremont Traditionnelle Vielles Vignes 2020 and Apremont La Cuvée Centenaire 2019. Clos du Moulin aux Moines Pernand-Vergellesses Blanc Les Combottes 2018, Auxey-Duresses Moulin aux Moines Rouge Vielles Vignes (Monopole) 2018, Bourgogne Rouge Aux Seurrets 2019 and Pommard 1er Cru 2018 also join the portfolio.

Two French wine houses were added to the Slocum & Sons portfolio: Domaine Jean Masson and Clos du Moulin aux Moines. In the Alpine wine region of the Savoie, Domaine Jean Masson, located near the village of Apremont, produces classic Savoie whites declared a new benchmark of quality in the region. The wines are intensely flowery, with fresh invigorating acidity. Jean-Claude Masson, nearly to his 40th vintage on the family estate, is joined by his son Nicolas in the winemaking. Apremont is one of the best known of the villages, or crus, in the region. Clos du Moulin aux Moines in Burgundy is located in the heart of the Côte de Beaune, in the village of Auxey-Duresses. The Domaine has been owned by the Andrieu family since 2008, with the addition of some new plots of the Côte de Beaune, but dates back to the 10th century and the Cluny monks. The 15 hectares are spread over Auxey-Duresses, Burgundy, Monthelie, Pernand-Vergelesses, Pommard and Saint-Romain. Organic viticulture is practiced, with grapes harvested by hand and complete de-stemming, then natural fermentation and finally barrel aging in in a 15th-century cellar, using 20% to 25% new wood for the top wines. All wines are vinified, aged and bottled without sulfur.

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