2018 AOP Bourgogne 'Albin'
100% Pinot Noir. This vineyard was bought and cultivated organically by Paul and Willy in 2018, so this is the first time they have made a wine from this site. Located Saint-Aubin, and the soils are made up of clay and limestone, with blue marl subsoils. These soils combined with a high altitude make it possible to guarantee a high level of density while maintaining freshness. Whole bunch vinification in old wooden barrels for 13 to 16 days with light punching down daily. Then aged in the same barrels for one year. No fining or filtration. <20mg SO2 before bottling.
Beautiful cherry burgundy perfume. Much clearer. Bursting cherry skin. Burgundy cellar depth. Again, lots of mid palate. Clean, precise, and really opens up in the glass. Some vague savoury notes underneath provide extra complexity. Fresh and reasonably tight. Limestone shines at the end, giving nice tension. Inviting aromas of red roses and violets, cocoa dust, burgundy barrels and old school timeless energy. Free and expressive, this is very pretty. The taste is so nice - slightly sweet fruit at the front, before the the acidity claims its place and takes over, providing excellent drive. Nice sour cherry and pomegranate on the finish. This is delicious. Could age too, but it's so good now. And at this price... it's a no brainer.