2017 AOP Hautes-Côtes de Beaune
100% Pinot Noir from their family vineyards in Savigny-Lès-Beaune. Vines are 35 years old, grown on chalk and clay. Fermentations and élevage in old barrels, bottled April 2018. Zero SO2.
Give this some air, as the perfume really opens up. Pretty perfume, with red berries, red fruits, and underneath it all - a mix of oriental spices and mystical florals. The aromas aren’t exaggerated, you have to sniff deep as they’re subtle, but it’s worth it as they are quite unique. On the palate, it’s supple and ever-so slightly sappy. Fresh and elegant, with bright red fruits, and a hint of savoury on the finish. Feels like it has something to give with more time in bottle, but it’s delicious now, if a bit slightly wrapped up. It has bright acidity, quite good tension, and a fine frame. Very tasty indeed!