This is a great value Burgundian Pinot Noir, made from a blend of grapes from two areas – 35% from above Saint-Aubin, the balance from near the little-known First Growth called Les Maranges, to the south of Santenay. The vines are really fine Pinots, producing small berries with thick skins – and half the plantings are old vines. Colour is very deep purple, nose shows luscious fruit. Palate is richly built, with remarkable fruit density for a regional wine, and lively finish (outstanding value, for drinking 2022-2024+).
2020 Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune Rouge, Domaine Françoise et Denis Clair
(£41.50 per magnum)
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30 in stock