In recent years this has always offered stunning value. The 2018 is true to form—and then some. It’s a deep, layered and complex old-vine red Burgundy that is both delicious now and equally age-worthy.
It hails from a single 0.94-hectare parcel of 40-plus-year-old Pinot Noir vines grown on the red clays of Les Grandes Terres (on the Santenay side of Chassagne). The clay-rich soil type here has long produced some of the finest and silkiest reds of the village. Fermented with 30% whole bunches, expect a wine rich in dark cherry, violet and anise fruit, with a pulpy texture and fine powdery tannins. In an age of skyrocketing prices, it’s wonderful to be reminded of the great values that are still available from the Cote d’Or.
- Pinot Noir