World Class Pinot Noir

by Russ Anderson on April 26, 2017

1aMany of you will recognize this label as it is one of the most popular red Burgundies (Pinot Noirs) in the store. If you don’t recognize this wine, you will have the chance to taste it tomorrow. This wine is rare for two reasons, first this type of value is truly hard to find in Burgundy and second, only a few cases came in to the state.

Didier Regnaudot is the fourth generation to manage his family’s property in the beautiful little town of Dézize-les-Maranges, which is on the southernmost edge of the Côte d’Or, up in the hills just west of Santenay. The village is located at 1300 feet above sea level and its terroir is cooler and later ripening than the villages further north. Its older vines, many planted before or just after WWII, are more resistant to rot. Didier’s winemaking approach is simple; gorgeous, expertly managed vineyards, manual harvest, fermentation in concrete tank, long cuvaison, twelve months in oak, bottling without fining or filtration.

The result? Wines that are deep, structured, seriously dark red Burgundies that combine thickly textured tannins with a rustic elegance that makes them easily approachable now while still being worthy of cellar space as well. There is a nice dose of Burgundian soul in each glass and if you want to start learning what Burgundy is all about I can hardly recommend a better bottle to start with.

A great value at $30 a bottle and I will offer a 10% discount on orders of three (3) bottles or more.

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