Dominik Mueller

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2013 Collovray et Terrier Verger des Feuillants

Tasting note

2013 Collovray et Terrier Verger des Feuillants Mâcon Rouge

Shining, transparent ruby red that is turning discreetly crimson towards the rim. Fragrant nose of medium intensity. Strawberry, raspberry, and wild berries with hints of spices. I also find secondary and tertiary aromas in the form of smoke and earthy notes, respectively. The bouquet is inviting overall, though not overwhelmingly so. In the mouth, typical for Gamay, this is a light-bodied wine with soft tannins and a direct and straightforward acidity. Again fruity flavours, particularly red cherry and raspberry. Cherry yoghurt, perhaps. The finish is on the shorter side of medium and is carried by the fresh cherry flavour. Uncomplicated and still going at just over ten years of age. It just shows that, if well-stored, even lighter wines can age well.

There's a lot going on in terms of aromatics in this Mâcon Rouge, however, and I find myself wondering whether everything is playing hand-in-hand as it should. While neither the tanning structure nor the acidity stand out badly, the different aromas and flavours are not perfectly in harmony. The flavour in particular is missing depth. Perhaps a result of the difficult vintage.

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Tasted by Dominik Müller on Sunday, 11 February 2024.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
7Wines with a DM5 to DM8 rating are good wines. They are pure and balanced. They also tend to show some character in the form of the typicity of the grape variety or the region.
/ 20 ("good")
Stars:
2Wines with a rating of 2 stars are well-made and of average quality relative to their peer group. Perfectly enjoyable and certainly not disappointing.
/ 5

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Wine details

Vintage: 2013
Colour:red
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:no
Grape variety:Gamay
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Collovray et Terrier
Country:France
Region:Burgundy
Subregion:Mâconnais
Appellation: Mâcon AOC
Vineyard: n/a
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