Region : Burgundy, France
Varietal : 100% Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes : Beautiful, deep-red ruby colour, with the bright sheen of great Burgundies. Intense and fresh nose for the young wines. Primary notes of red fruit dominate, such as Morello cherry ("griotte", or wild cherry), raspberry, blackberry. There are hints of complexity with smoky flavours evolving towards liquorice. When the wine is maturing, aromas of pepper, tobacco, humus and undergrowth appear. When drinking the wine, the first impression is always clear-cut and the texture fleshy. The body is firm without being rough, well meshed without being heavy. There is great freshness in the younger wines. With age, the wine gets rounder. It takes on "gras" (velvety texture) and a more precise architecture, supported by silky tannins. It is lively and refined at the same time. There remains a final and most pleasing sensation of harmony, fullness and delicate tannins, as the wine lingers on the palate.
Vintage : Deep red colour. Intense nose of red and black fruits. The mouth is fleshy with some intensity and offers a long aftertaste. The prestigious wines will enjoy a very long ageing potential. The more modest wines are voluptuous. Drink now or cellar for up to 40 years.
Best enjoyed at 16°C.