2020 AOC Coteaux Champenois 'Chamery Rouge' "amphore"
Certified organic Chamery Premier Cru fruit - 100% Pinot Noir. 50% de-stemmed by hand, then the grapes were macerated for 3 weeks. This version was aged in old 300L amphora for 11 months. Not fined or filtered, and zero sulfites added at any stage. 11.5% alc.
Ever-so slightly darker fruit profile than the barrel version. This one has a very attractive array of exotic spice on the nose though, which is very pleasing. Elevated aromats of violets, blueberries, plums, sour cherries and an unexplainable perfume – so intriguing and complex. The texture is slippery and fine, and the profile linear. There is a depth of flavour and subtlety, even though the wine is light to medium. Super classy, elegant, perfumed and delightful. This has medium plus acidity, lacy tannins, and is an exemplary expression of Pinot from incredible terroir. Salt, plum and tamarind as it opens up. Really delicious!