2018 Chavignol Rouge Domaine Vincent Delaporte
Located in Chavignol, this domaine has been handed down from father to son since the 17th century. Today Vincent’s grandson, Mathieu Delaporte, is in charge and he’s taking the wine to another level. 2018 was 'the perfect vintage' here and the family's Pinot Noir is a real winner. Really polished and seductive style with mulberry, dark cherry and damson on the nose. The palate is silky and ripe with dark berry fruits once more, nicely spiced and then underpinned by a lovely juicy line of acidity. L&S (Sep 2019)
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Domaine Vincent Delaporte
Patrick and I first visited Vincent Delaporte in 1986, a memorable end to a long day, we finished by tasting older and older red and white Sancerres. His wines were in Steven Spurrier's selection for the Caves de la Madeleine, where I had worked several years earlier, and the London end of which Patrick was running at the time. They have featured in the Lea & Sandeman selection since our very first list. The domaine passed to Vincent's son Jean-Yves and his wife Nathalie, and now their son Mathieu has joined them, after a 'stage' at L&S in the summer of 2012, and taken over the winemaking role. They have recently incorporated the vines of Mathieu's uncle, giving them two new jewels in the crown, decent holdings in the Monts Damnés (white) and Cul de Beaujeu (red).
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