Yann Durieux. He may have the look of a wayward hippy, but this is a man who’s never lost his way or his gift. The young vigneron is a wunderkind with an impeccable résumé, including 10 years at Prieuré-Roch as vineyard manager. Let’s just put it in bold now for all to see: ATTENTION PURE TALENT. In 2010, he and Christela took over Domaine Recrue des Sens, then an estate in difficulty. Their daughter Manon would be born there, and today one of Yann’s cuvée carries her name. In creating his estate, situated around the commune of Messanges, Yann revived a few parcels north of the Côte-de-Nuits, in the Hautes Côtes, and soon rented some vines as well to meet a growing demand. This passionate vigneron’s philosophy is simple: fundamentalist natural winemaking. Don’t be fooled, behind his laid-back image, Yann is a tireless worker, perfectionist, meticulous and determined. For me, it’s simple: he’s the winemaker of the decade in Burgundy!
A deeply coloured Pinot, this cuvée is the expression of one of the GREAT terroirs of Beaune. Smooth and fruity, with supple tannins and notes of spice, the aromatic palette is ultra complex. You'll have to be a little patient though to give this wine time to reach its full expression.
A nose of unbelievable complexity, with notes of yellow plum, butter, honey, and dried fruits... The palate is well rounded, with a sublime balance between body and acidity, and incredible length. A huge favourite during our tasting.
The wine that first convinced us that Yann is undoubtedly the vigneron of the decade in Burgundy.... Clear, natural, powerful, rigorous... one of the greatest wines Yann has produced to date... Already a cult cuvée!