Starting out as sparkling wine producer in 1942 the family soon evolved the business into a highly respected negociant making wines from the lesser known but high quality appellations of Burgundy. Now owned by a different family they are setting their sites on making better wines and conquering the world.
I really enjoy this style of Burgundy. Ironstone, blood orange, plums but ultimately very savoury on the nose. The palate is structure, dry and lean. Despite how is sounds, this wine will charm you. And the longer it gets with you, the more charm it will show. Kind of like me. I’d have this wine with mature Comte cheese. This wine absolutely will flesh out and get some silk with another 2-5 years in the bottle.
Burgundy – The classic part of Burgundy known as the Cote D’Or (the slope of gold) is essentially one vineyard that is 60km long and maybe 5km at its widest. From this limestone ridge some of the most complex, long-lived and aromatic wines are produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Cistercian monks who owned the land codified the entire region and so each small plot has a name.
Haute-Cotes-de-Beaune – The high slopes above Burgundy’s main trading town of Beaune don’t look like much but they can produce some lovely wines that offer a leaner, more elegant style of Burgundy. Don’t expect plush fruit though, thing savoury, tannic and cleansing.
Pinot Noir – This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.