2000 Leroy Domaine d Auvenay Les Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru
Bonnes-Mares is one of the more fragmented grand cru vineyards in Burgundy, with approximately 19 growers producing this appellation. A look at the Chambolle-Musigny plan cadastral (a parish survey plan, with every plot annotated with the names of its owners) shows the meticulous definition involved. Napoleonic inheritance laws dictate that land must be divided equally between all members of a subsequent generation, so the number of plots will only increase in the future unless an organizational change is made.
To compound this fragmentation, Bonnes-Mares has visible soil variations within the site, leading to tangible differences in wine style. Plots at the Morey-Saint-Denis end of the site have richer, deeper soils and produce more austere, weightier wines. The soils at the southern end, near Chambolle, are finer and lighter with a higher proportion of limestone, resulting in a silkier, more-perfumed style of wine. This translation of terroir into wine is becoming more emphasized over time, as Bonnes-Mares becomes divided between an increasing number of owners.
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Color, aromas and taste
As a thin-skinned grape variety, Pinot Noir generally has a moderate to high acidity, a low level of phenolic compounds, low to moderate levels of soft tannins and is generally paler in color than most other red wines.
Red wines range from a pale pinkish red through to the darker tones which an interior designer might recognize as Burgundy. Color and body do not necessarily intensify as price and/or quality rises, and even the deepest examples tend to have an appealing translucence and minimal opacity in the wine's core. See below for rosé.
Wine novices can often find it hard to reconcile these aspects of "lightness" with the prices at which Pinot Noir wines are usually sold. Lovers of the grape focus on its aromatic, flavor and textural qualities.
The essence of Pinot Noir wine is its aroma of red berries and cherry (fresh red cherries in lighter wines and stewed black cherries in weightier examples). Many of the more complex examples show hints of forest floor. Well-built Pinot Noirs, particularly from warmer harvests, suggest leather and violets, sometimes recalling Syrah.
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