David Moret Saint Romain 2020
David Moret Saint Romain
Region: Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
This wine is pale golden in colour, with youthful reflections in the glass. On the nose, there are aromas of lemon with buttery characteristics. On the palate, balanced acidity and a mineral touch round off the citrus flavours before a lingering finish.
The vineyards of Saint Romain are mainly located in a side valley to the west of Auxey-Duresses, in the direction of the communes and vineyards of the Hautes Côtes de Beaune. A little more than half of the production consists of white wine. There are no Grand Cru and no Premier Cru vineyards within Saint Romain.
David Moret is a micro-négociant who makes wines in his small cellar in Beaune. He studied oenology, but then went on to sell winemaking supplies before finally deciding to make wines himself. With no family-owned vines, he bought grapes to vinify, purchasing his first barrels in the late 1990s and starting his own label in 2000. Since then, he has continued to buy small parcels of grapes from top growers, to vinify in his cellars. Fermented using indigenous yeasts, the wines are bottled without fining or filtration after the natural settling that occurs during their period in oak. David uses 20% new oak for his Villages wines and up to 40% new oak for his Premiers and Grands Crus.