If you've never come across this producer, listen up! The Influence is the flagship cuvee of the domaine and we love it's velvety texture, smoky resonance and a moreishness that resembles the likes of the mighty Krug Grande Cuvée. Perhaps it's the deft use of oak, which these guys specialise in or the way in which they blend? What we know is that every time we open one of these, it gets better as you sip through the bottle. It's simple. Get some.
"Light yellow. Deeply pitched aromas of peach nectar, honey, buttered toast and smoky oak. Sappy, chewy and expansive on the palate, with ripe, spice-accented orchard and pit fruit flavors braced by juicy acidity. Reminds me a lot of a top-notch Meursault. Finishes broad, smoky and very long, with firm mineral cut and suave floral character." - Vinous
The varietal blend is 30% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier, and 15% Chardonnay. The final blend contains 15% of reserve wines. As is the case with all of their wines, it is aged in oak and the wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation. About 30% of the barrels are less than 4 years with the rest being over 5 years old. The wine is aged for 7 years in bottle on its lees. Dosage is 5g/L.