BOUNTIFUL 2019 RED HARVEST
Celebration of another bountiful harvest, we have put together 12 different wines from 12 different producers for an exciting assortment of wines from different appellations of the burgundy region.
12 bottle RED assortment includes one bottle of each PLUS GROUND SHIPPING INCLUDED:
Capitain-Gagnerot Ladoix 1er Cru 'La Micaude' 2019
The Capitain Ladoix 1er Cru 'La Micaude' is a 'monople', meaning they own the entire 4 acres of vines themselves. This is and has been for nearly 30 years, our benchmark Pinot Noir. Roger Capitain used this wine to show us that if you are looking for color in Pinot Noir, you are asking the wrong question. He showed us here that a wine can be delicate and powerful at the same time, And he showed us that pretty little red fruits can age as well (and usually better) than concentrated extracted fruit bombs. Racy and well-structured, 'La Micaude' is at the same time discreet with delicate black berry fruits. It's one of those wine that will surprise you as it ages, growing in elegance and nuance with each passing year.
Gilles Bouton Chassagne Montrachet 'Concis du Champs' 2019
Chassagne-Montrachet has fantastic terroir for both white and red Burgundy and this village AOC reflects this. Ripe red fruit profile with some pomegranate juice, pepper, smoke and ripe leaf. The firm acidity hold all the elements in balance.
Marchand-Tawse Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019
From the first whiff you know there is substance here. The nose is so expressive and full of black fruit. There’s great tannic structure, but well integrated. There’s charm. fresh, soft and spicy. And what you find in the nose lingers to a long delicate finish.
Domaine Pierre Naigeon Gevrey-Chambertin 'Creux Brouillard' 2019
The Gevrey-Chambertin 'Creux Brouillard' (meaning 'foggy hollow') again, a single-vineyard bottling, produced 3500 bottles in 2018. So Gevrey! So pure and floral and fruity, but with lots of stuffing. Great open bouquet, crisp and juicy fruit, great balance and acidity. And a log finish. That got it a two-star rating in my notes. A rare thing.
Domaine Elodie Roy Maranges 'La Rue des Pierres' 2019
Mingling aromas of cherries and berries with hints of cocoa and cedar, this Maranges La Rue des Pierres is velvety and supple, with a lively core of fruit, powder tannins and tangy acids.
Richard Rottiers Cru de Beaujolais Moulin a Vent 2019
Richard Rottiers has winemaking in his blood. He is is from Chablis, not from the Beaujolais. But he specifically searched out prime vines in Moulin-a-Vent because he knows the potential there. Yields in Moulin-a-Vent are always naturally low, making this the most powerful, concentrated and long-lived of the Beaujolais cru. In fact, an older Moulin can easily be mistaken for a Pinot Noir from the Cotes de Nuits. Here we have pure gamay fruits, black and mineral, with the distictive Moulin-a-Vent lingering violets, Six months in 'foudre' (large oak barrels) give the wine structure, finesse and fullness.
Regnaugot Maranges 1er Cru 'Clos des Loyeres' 2019
This much-awarded wine, from an appellation you have probably never heard of, is the standard-bearer for the Maranges. When we first arrived in Burgundy, neighboring Santenay was considered rustic and undrinkable. All that has changed. And now it’s the turn of Maranges to come into the fold. Producers like the Regnaudots have been making it happen for a decade now. This premier cru ‘Clos des Loyeres’ is black cherry in color and black cherry in flavor, which is considered typical of the vineyard. It’s a gutsy wine, full-bodied, round and balanced. There’s a touch of cocoa on that fruit that is persistent right through to the finish. A classy example of what Maranges can be. You have to try this.
Domaine Michel Rebourgeon Bourgogne Cote d’Or Rouge 2019
Expressive Pinot with both power and fruit: the power of the Pommard terroir with deep ripeness, An amazingly charming nose and a wine that drinks above its appellation.
Agnes Paquet Auxey-Duresses Rouge 2019
A good percentage of whole grape in the maceration gives this Auxey red a delicate encapsulated burst of cherry fruit. The Auxey terroir and tannic structure on display, and the ensemble is well-structured and juicy in youth.
Domaine Jean Marechal Bourgogne 2019
Assembled from wine from two different parcels of appellation Bourgogne that are situated in the limits of Mercurey, you could call this a ‘little Mercurey’, the terroir and black fruits so resemble the village appellation. Severe pruning limits the yields (45hl/ha) reinforces the deep Pinot character of the fruit.
Domaine Borgeot Santenay 1er Cru 'Les Gravieres' 2019
Not surprisingly, this Borgeot Santenay 1er Cru 'Gravieres' red comes from the same vineyard as their Santenay 1er 'Gravieres' white, just further down the slope where the soil becomes denser and red. ‘Gravieres’ is one vineyard with two different soil types, apt for two different wines. Sadly, many producers have succumbed to the temptation of the bottom line, and have replanted Chardonnay where there should be Pinot Noir. But not the Borgeots! Their 'Gravieres' red is their signature Pinot, with ripe dark fruits tinged with chocolate and coffee, rich, powerful and fat right through the lingering note of pure blackberry.
Domaine Albert Boillet Volnay 'Les Petits Poisots' 2019
A single-vineyard Volnay from the heart of the village, this ‘Petits Poisots’ shows great Pinot fruit in its youth. Delicate Volnay fruit, floral (the typical violet notes of a Volnay), supple but dense, mouth-wateringly bright, with a long, lingering fruit-driven finish. This is a wine that is charming now, and which will open progressively over the next 5 years. Buy a case and drink a bottle every 6 months over 6 years and you will see a great Pinot unfold.