Digioia Royer Haut Cotes de Nuits 2016

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Digioia Royer Haut Cotes de Nuits 2016

#1 Post by Mark Golodetz » March 9th, 2019, 6:40 am

New producer for me, recommended by a friend. Opened the bottle and was met by a lot of fruit and a strong undercurrent of Bret.

Little difference between nose and palate, and the Bret stayed well within acceptability, and we enjoyed the wine, especially me after a period of abstinence thanks to a long course of antibiotics.

Trying the straight Bourgogne tonight.
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#2 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » March 9th, 2019, 7:59 am

I got a few of their wines, mostly Chambolle, from VR, haven’t received them yet, though.

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#3 Post by Seth L. » March 9th, 2019, 8:04 am

They are one of my favorite producers in Burgundy - they have recently started to expand their small holdings - before was only Chambolle (75% of their land) and Nuit - love them.
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#4 Post by Mark Golodetz » March 9th, 2019, 3:30 pm

I had a close friend who has similar tastes come by, and opened a second bottle. Much less of a Bret nose, more fruit emphasis and even though it is so young, a lovely slightly sexual earthiness. Have to say a lovely bottle of Burgundy, and an inexpensive introduction as to why the wines can be so damned addictive.

Just purchased a case which I plan to share with friend, but if anyone is interested, it was from Flatiron Wines in NYC
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#5 Post by Dale Williams » March 11th, 2019, 7:30 am

I thought this lovely and a fine value. Crunchy red Chambolle-ish fruit, some light leather and earth notes. Quite fun, thanks Mark.

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#6 Post by Alex Rychlewski » March 14th, 2019, 1:31 am

Hi,

I visited this Producer last month.
For what it's worth, here are my notes:

Domaine Digioia-Royer (Chambolle-Musigny) – We were welcomed at this small domaine (under 5 hectares) by the friendly Michel Di Gioia (whose name means “de la joie”, or “joy” in Italian!) and tasted through his entire range. From the sympatico 2017 Bourgogne Blanc, to a fruity, light Bourgogne Rosé (I bought a case), to 8 red wines. I will list these (all 2017) and then give a summary: Bourgogne Rouge, Hautes-Côtes-de-Nuits, Savigny-lès-Beaune Dessus-Les-Vermots, Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Charmois, Chambolle-Musigny village, Chambolle-Musigny village vieilles vignes, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru Les Gruenchers, and Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru Les Groseilles. The house style is middle-of-the-road in terms of quality with an honest and not unappealing rustic aspect. As to be expected, the premiers crus showed more class. The notion of value for money must be introduced here because these good, honest wines cost significantly less than most of his neighbors’.

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#7 Post by dcornutt » March 14th, 2019, 1:41 am

They make a miniscule amount of Chambolle Gruenchers which is outstanding. They used to be fine values. These wines aren't for everyone. They have a hint of rusticity even in the best bottlings. The wines however are beautiful and very interesting to me.
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#8 Post by joz€f p1nxten » March 14th, 2019, 3:17 am

dcornutt wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 1:41 am
They make a miniscule amount of Chambolle Gruenchers which is outstanding. They used to be fine values. These wines aren't for everyone. They have a hint of rusticity even in the best bottlings. The wines however are beautiful and very interesting to me.
By "rustic" (a term which I don't always understand), you mean a bit more black fruited and more tannins?
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#9 Post by Alex Rychlewski » March 14th, 2019, 7:29 am

Both dcornutt and myself used the word "rustic".

To my mind, it can mean two things:
- aromatically a bit barnyardy or musky
- on the palate: hearty, but with somewhat awkward tough, but honest, straightforward tannin. Earthy as opposed to elegant.

My notes refer to the second meaning.

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#10 Post by Mark Golodetz » March 14th, 2019, 7:33 am

My note was definitely the first, slightly bretty.
I thought the structure and tannins quite fine.

Agree though with Alex’ definition.
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#11 Post by dcornutt » March 15th, 2019, 10:32 am

I didn't find a lot of Brett in my sampling but I am sure it exists. The term rustic concerning these wines involves the structure to me. It is a combination of the way the tannin and fruit presents itself. It is very straightforward and can be confused with simplistic. A little less polished. Less stylized.
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