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Domaine COQUARD LOISON FLEUROT

Flagey-Échezeaux

Thomas Coladot may only be a few vintages into his career but he has already made a name for himself, producing silky wines of great clarity from his domaine’s stunning line up of Grand Cru vineyards

Background

Finding a new domaine in Vosne Romanée is a tough job. Every inch of this super star village has been pored over by eager wine merchants looking for the next big thing. So, when another of our growers mentioned an old friend from school who had started to domaine bottle we were excited to say the least. Happily, these wines are well worthy of their starred appellations. Prior to 2010, most of the wines were sold to négociants. Winemaker Thomas Colladot uses a 9-day cold soaking prior to fermentation of 20 to 24 days.  The wines have astonishing purity of fruit and fine tannins, both given added weight from the natural concentration provided by old vines.  Many of the Grand Crus were planted between the 1920’s and 1960’s.  For the moment these wines represent exceptional value but that won’t last, so buy some of the simply delicious 2014s while you can.

With the vineyard prices going berserk in Burgundy it’s quite crucial to have top vineyards, and Domaine Coquard-Loison-Fleurot have Grand Crus almost in abundance … with holdings in Grands Échezeaux, Échezeaux, Clos de Vougeot, Clos St. Denis, Clos de la Roche, Charmes Chambertin. A rather unique collection – and great to see a talent like Thomas Colladot unfold these terroirs.

Steen Öhman, www.winehog.com

Current Vintages

Red WinesVintage
A blend of Clos Salon and Seuvrees. This combines some of Chambolle’s heart with Gevrey’s muscle. Lots of alluring sweet fruit above a fine, grippy tannic structure.
2014
A blend of three sites. Champerrier and En Songe, to the north of the village, bring freshness and finesse while Vignes Belles, below the Grand Crus, brings structure.
2014
This is the only wine to use any whole bunches, 30-40%. Elegant, feminine wine, even for Chambolle, perfumed and silky.
2014
From two parcels. Maizière, near Échezeaux and planted with 75-year-old vines gives a hearty wine with fine tannins, a velvet texture and a sense of depth and purity. La Violette, higher and cooler, gives more delicate floral notes and adds detail.
2015
A blend of Beaumonts (85-year-old vines) and declassified Échezeaux. This is essentially one parcel of vines planted at the same time that runs between the vineyards and is seperate from the domaine's main Échezeaux holdings. Thomas prefers to keep the grapes together, so produces a blend. 50% new oak.
2014
70-year-old vines near the bottom of the vineyard, one can imagine the clay in its deep, earthy red fruit nose. Despite this the palate seems to show a sleeker and more sophisticated side to the Clos.
2014
Vines planted in 1967, happy half century! Glorious colour, this always glows in the glass. A deep, brambly red berry nose leads to a mouth filling, rich wine which soaks the palate and floods the senses – ‘Vin tres généreuse’ says Thomas. He is not wrong. Richly upholstered, satin, almost hedonistic, the fruit masks the structure.
2015
From three plots, mainly Orveaux. The oldest vines are 66 years old. A complete contrast to the Charmes-Chambertin. Sophisticated and fine boned.
2014
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru2015
Clos-St-Denis Grand Cru2015
Grands-Échezeaux Grand Cru2015

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