In connection with the 2015 edition of the Bourgogne Wine Tour, that visited Stockholm in February, I tasted some wines from Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils.
Daniel Rion is located in Nuits-Saint-Georges, and has 18 hectares (45 acres) spread over six villages: Nuits-Saint-Georges, Prémeaux-Prissey (that is part of the appellation Nuits-Saint-Georges), Vosne-Romanée, Chambolle-Musigny, Flagey-Échézeaux, Vougeot, and Marey-lès-Fussey (part of the Haut-Côtes de Nuits). They have grand cru vineyards in Échézeaux (0.34 ha) and Clos Vougeot (0.55 ha).
To me, the wines showed a polished and clearly elegant style, in particular (but not unexpectedly) those from Vosne-Romanée. This was a producer that I didn’t have any previous experience from, so it was definitely a pleasant acquaintance!
2013 Côte de Nuits-Villages
Nose with cherries, berry-dominated with flowery notes. Good concentration on the palate with cherries, good tartness and acidity, pronounced minerality and noticeable tannins. Approx 87 p
2011 Nuits-Saint-Georges Vieilles Vignes
Nose with ripe strawberries, minerality and spices, and a bit of “traditional” notes. Palate with good concentration, cherries, minerality, spices, and some tannic bite. Young, a bit tough at present, 88 p?
2011 Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru Les Hauts Pruliers
Nose with ripe strawberries, some dark berries and liquorice as well as spice notes. Palate with cherries, spice notes, and rather pronounced tannins. Young, 89(+) p
Nose with cherries, violets and flowery elegance. Palate with good concentration, cherries, violets, noticeable minerality, some firmness with some tannins. Elegant and young, 89(+) p
2012 Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru Les Beaux-Monts
Nose with cherries, spice notes, violets and other flowery notes, elegance and minerality. Not quite as “approachable” in the nose as the village Vosne-Romanée. Palate with good concentration, cherries, high acidity, noticeable minerality, rather prominent tannins, aftertaste with berries, minerality and tannins. Young, almost gives an 2011-like impression, 90+ p