Roland Thevenin & Fils Beaune Premier Cru Les Marconnets Pinot Noir 2010
Roland Thevenin Beaune 1er Cru Les Marconnets
Poet and winemaker, Roland Thevenin championed uncompromising quality and distinctive style. We are proud to carry on this tradition as purveyors of fine wine since 1856.
By Jonathan H. Newman*
Roland Thevenin Beaune Premier Cru les Marconnets 2010
UNIT SIZE: 750.00 ml
VARIETAL: Pinot Noir
GRAPE: Pinot Noir
REGION: Cote de Beaune
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.00%
Roland Thevenin is a prominent name in the wine community of Burgundy as he was a world renowned viticulturist who helped found the Conferie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, and was a famous literary figure. His grandfather Fernand Passerotte, was a Burgundy pioneer in 1856. This Nuits St. Georges based negociant has a good reputation for producing nicely made wines. Marconnets is named for the settlers who lived in the area of this Vineyard site in the third century. This Premier Cru Vineyard is located on the far north side of the Beaune appellation (and next to Clos du Roi), in the mid slopes, and faces east to southeast with good sun exposure. The vineyard is well known and includes other prestigious producers like Albert Morot, Chandon and Bouchard Pere et Fils. 2010 is clearly one of the top Cote de Beaune vintages over the past couple decades and the wines are selling for a substantial premium in the marketplace as it was also a very tiny vintage. A brilliant deep red hue. This Premier Cru has a distinguished aromatic profile with layered sweet red fruit including wild strawberries, cherries, and toast. A palate bursting with elegant and vibrant fruit with sweet spices. It boasts red plum, strawberries, dark cherries, and rhubarb with hints of mocha, crushed flowers and dark raspberries. Will pair beautifully with nice spring and summer meals including ahi tuna, grilled salmon, Dover Soul, creole shrimp, Cornish game hens, and mild cheese. Best enjoyed 2014-2020.
100% 1er cru Pinot Noir, handpicked, destemmed, hand sorted- eliminating 15%, (Sept 20th) Traditional 3 week fermentation with regular punching down. 18 months barrel ageing in 30% new Allier oak.
Decanting is advised for the next two years.
Drinking window: 2013- 2033.
Food Pairing: Marinated meat dishes, rare roast beef and most full bodied cheeses including Epoisses.
*Jonathan Newman was Wine Enthusiasts’ Man of the Year. He also was Chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, and received national recognition in Marvin Shanken’s Market Watch Magazine and many other international wine publications. He was also awarded the Guild of Sommeliers highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Newman's reviews have been published and quoted extensively online and in print. He travels extensively to many of the major wine growing regions and evaluates many of the wines we source from smaller and boutique wineries. We interact closely with him and the result is his rejection rate of over 96% of the wines evaluated.