Victor Fagon wines are made by the same people as the legendary Burgundy House Maison Bertrand Ambroise, and I think that the Corton Le Rognet is the crown jewel of the combined houses! Nothing comes close to its exotic nature, its freshness, its concentration and all out yumminess! Bertrand, quite famous in Burgundy, was one of the first winemakers to use 100% new oak in his top wines. Since then, this has become quite mainstream. His wines still represent some of the best value in all of the seriously made Burgundies. Red Burgundy like this should NOT be as low as $85, but the property wants people to be able to afford to drink their wines. In this spirit, we will offer a 10% discount on all purchases of a 6-pack or more!
The vineyard, or Lieu Dit, of Le Rognet is located on the eastern slopes of the Montagne de Corton hill, overlooking Ladoix-Serrigny village. This vineyard is a Grand Cru vineyard, which is the top of the pyramid in terms of quality. Le Rognet, inside of Corton, is inside of the Cote de Beaune region of Burgundy. If you are going to try a new Pinot Noir from Burgundy this year, this one needs to be at the top of your list.
Tasting Notes: Skittle fruits and bright red cherry jump from the glass of this blockbuster burgundy after a little coaxing. Right off of the bat, you can tell this wine is serious and aristocratic. Its a wine of tension; it even smells nervous. The fruit is ripe and intense, its so concentrated and the acidity keeps it so fresh it almost feels sour, yet it is about as phenolically ripe as a wine can get without losing balance. Its also rich and creamy while still having fresh acid in spades. Earth and mushroom poke through the ripe fruit every now and then towards the long, long finish. This is a Jekyll and Hyde style wine that constantly evolves. Since the 2017 vintage is so charming, it should drink quite nicely young, yet evolve gracefully over the coming 20-25 years.