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93 point - Robert Parker, dec 2022
"The 2021 Pinot Noir Estate includes some destemmed fruit in an otherwise 100% wholecluster house, making it a touch more approachable than the single-vineyard cuvées. Pale ruby in color, it offers pure pomegranate, blueberries and bitter orange aromas with touches of gravel dust. The light-bodied palate is elegantly structured with powdery tannins and fresh acidity, boasting generous fruits and a long, citrus-tinged finish.
I met with winemaker Sashi Moorman at Domaine de la Côte (DLC) in the winter of 2022, where inevitably the discussion turned to Burgundy and the prohibitive pricing in the region, echoing a common query of mentors and wine students alike: how are new customers supposed to explore new regions when they have to spend $1,000 just to try it? This 2021 Pinot Noir Estate is the only blended wine in the DLC portfolio, made from single-vineyard wines that did not make it to those bottlings. "I would love it if more Burgundy houses would do this, rather than selling off the wine," Moorman says. "It serves two purposes: to lower the price of the estate wine, plus improve the quality of the main cuvées." Prices of DLC have also risen as the brand has grown in popularity. Despite its three-digit price tag, Moorman hopes this estate Pinot can reach an audience of newer, younger drinkers while delivering the same quality as its more expensive peers in Burgundy."