Domaine Leroy   Vosne les Genaivrieres

2016 Vosne les Genaivrieres

By Domaine Leroy

2016 Vosne les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

In the symphony of Burgundy's terroirs, the 2016 Vosne les Genaivrieres from Domaine Leroy plays a profoundly sophisticated movement. This vintage stands as a compelling testament to the resilience and talent at Domaine Leroy in crafting wines that resonate with clarity and depth, even in the most challenging years.


Unique Vintage, Unmistakable Elegance

The year 2016 was one marked by climatic trials for Burgundian vineyards, characterized by frost and mildew pressures that ultimately yielded a lesser crop. Yet it is within this scarcity that the Vosne les Genaivrieres asserts its exquisite character. The limited production emphasizes the exclusivity of this intricately poised wine – an aspect keenly sought after by wine investors and connoisseurs alike.

In the glass, this remarkable Pinot Noir displays a radiant ruby hue, preluding to a bouquet layered with dark cherry intermingled with hints of Asian spices and a whisper of earthiness – a signature expression of the Vosne-Romanée cru. The palate is pampered with a velvety texture overlay upon an astute balance between robust structure and lithe acidity.


A Resilient Year, A Refined Experience

What distinguishes the 2016 vintage from its predecessors is its precision and poise. Despite the climatic adversities, or perhaps because of them, the Vosne les Genaivrieres demonstrates incredible finesse, offering a nuanced complexity which promises further evolution with cellar ageing. This wine's intricate layers unfold across the senses like delicate parchment containing ancient secrets.

Diligence in vineyard management, allied with a minimalist intervention philosophy at Domaine Leroy, ensures the 2016 Vosne les Genaivrieres encapsulates pure expressions of both time and place. Given its rare nature and exceptional quality, this offering represents more than just a wine; it is an investment into vinous artistry that will continue to appreciate both in value and taste.

Crowning this review, I find that every sip taken from the 2016 Vosne les Genaivrieres resonates with a narrative of triumph over adversity – tantamount to Burgundy’s indomitable spirit. Its distinction lies not just in being another fabled release from Domaine Leroy, but as an archive of the profound complexities associated with its vintage year. Therein lies an opportunity ripe for discerning pallets to invest in both sensory pleasure and tangible returns.

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