Irancy has always been red and has always lived in the shadow of a bigger Burgundy. But in the 20 years since Irancy earned its village ‘appellation’’’ (before 1999 it was labeled ‘Bourgogne’ with the mention ‘Irancy’ allowed in smaller script), something remarkable has happened. Irancy is being made as Irancy… and not as a pale imitation of a big-gun Cotes de Nuits. Banal as that may sound, it required a dramatic shift in the thinking of this tiny farm community.
On slopes above the Yonne river valley, 15 km from Chablis, a handful of winemakers have been cultivating a reputation for red Burgundy at the northernmost limit of possibility...and Thierry Richoux has been their locomotive.
Now the time has come to pass the baton. Thierry's two sons, Gabin and Felix, have taken the reins, and are following in their father's prodigious footsteps.
Mixed case includes 4 bottles of each PLUS ground shipping included:
Gabin and Felix Richoux Irancy 'Veaupessiot' 2012
This is Pinot Noir in a style all its own, with delicate cherry fruit and brooding minerality. This single vineyard 'Veaupessiot' sits on a point over looking the river valley with perfect exposition. Gabin and Felix Richoux holds back their wines until they feel they have developed enough.
Gabin and Felix Richoux Irancy 2017
The village of Irancy, one of the prettiest in all of Burgundy, is also famous for its black cherries. We’re not sure if it is subliminal, but this Irancy from Thierry Richoux always has a deep backdrop of black cherry. Floral and fine, it is a masterful wine from one of the great domains of Burgundy. Remember who told you that!
Gabin and Felix Richoux Irancy Rose 2018
This rosé made from 100% Pinot Noir should be taken seriously. It shows the same profile that you find with all Richoux wines. This is an elegant expression of Pinot Noir, with notes of orange peel acidity and black cherry fruit The acidity carries all this elegance through to a fine finish.