A poetic name – «Viola Odorata» – from the Corgoloin area of Côte de Nuits Villages and the lieux-dits of «En Vireville» (2 different parcels) and «En Fontenelle». This is made from very old vines – 70 to 85 years old. The Naudin-Ferrand Côte de Nuits-Villages «Viola Odorata» 2012 is showing gorgeously, with organic fruit and plenty of sous-bois along with decadent notes of truffle and a slight orange hint. On the palate, silky and almost velvety, having some maturing notes. Not densely massive, but a hedonistic treasure. An adorable and delicate wine. I love it!
(Drink from Now) – Fine – (90 – 91p) – Tasted 09/09/2019
Latest tasting Notes for this producer
- Domaine Naudin-Ferrand Côte de Nuits Villages «Viola Odorata» 2016 June 9, 2020
- Domaine Naudin-Ferrand Côte de Nuits Villages «Viola Odorata» 2012 November 5, 2019
- Visit to Domaine Naudin-Ferrand – poetry up and above«Viola Odorata» – a poetic name for a very lyrical wine. This is more or less where my infatuation starts… I have tasted Claire Naudin’s wines and, while I really liked and enjoyed them, thus far the tastings had been in more informal “hippie”-like circumstances. These wines are, however, deep; and they deserve more focus and time ...
- WineHog rating system – more than pointsMy aim with the Winehog is unchanged, but I have for some time wanted a stronger focus on the hedonistic pleasure and simple enjoyment of drinking Burgundies. I have therefore adjusted my mission statement: “My mission is to help readers find more joy and hedonistic pleasure in Burgundy wines; to help them understand the terroirs and ...