Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau Vire Clesse Les Raspilleres 2017
|Region||France, Burgundy, Maconnais|
|Brand||Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau|
Since 2013 all of the vineyards have been certified organic. As with Lafon, this dynamic duo believe in minimal intervention, which includes the use of only indigenous yeast, as the best way to express the nuances of each unique terroir. Aging is done in mostly large, used French oak, harvest is done completely by hand on a plot by plot basis, allowing each vine to achieve the appropriate balance of sugar and acidity before being picked. This dynamic duo is one of the most talented teams in all of Burgundy, farming the old-fashioned way and making micro-quantities of single vineyard White Burgundy from some of the finest Chardonnay terroir in the world.
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bourgogne Rosé de Pinot Noir 2018 750mlPale delicate colour. A beautifully fine elegant and racy rose with real finesse and excellent character and complexity.
Domaine Jean Claude Thevenet Mâcon Pierreclos 2017 750mlThis is the workhorse wine of the domaine both for the Thevenet family and for us. The grapes for this cuvée are sourced from four separate parcels within Pierreclos: "Margots", "Le Chateau", "Les Grands Buys" and "La Bucherate". The average age of the vines is forty-five (45) years. The vineyards face east, southeast and south and are situated about 350 feet above sea level on the gently sloping hills of Pierreclos. The wine is aged in cuve in contact with the fine lees but without any exposure to oak. Total annual production is in the neighborhood of 15,000 bottles with a hefty majority dedicated to the US market.
Orin Swift Abstract Red 2018 750mlAromatics with gravity, the wine pulls you in with notes of blueberry, black fig, bloodied strawberry and hints of musk and rhubarb. Bold on the entry, the palate exudes rich notes of dark plum and ripe framboise with a slightly chalky texture. The wine transitions effortlessly to a finish of black cherry, sweet licorice and some quick drying tannins.
Domaine LaFage Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lieu Dit La Narassa 2017 750mlThe nose is dominated by lots pure blackberry, crushed herbs, earth and peppery characteristics. The mouth is full bodied, very rich with soft and fine tannins. The finish is fresh with a surprising elegance.