Jean-Claude Regnaudot, Bourgogne
By Pete's Provisions
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Bourgogne Pinot Noir comes from vineyards planted around Santenay, it is a well-structured, traditional Bourgogne with intense and juicy flavours of black cherries and red berries. The finish is firm but balanced; it is a real food wine that will go as happily with charcuteries as with steak or light game dishes. The 2018 vintage, despite all the difficulties, is a real delight and is marked by the fresh, vibrant aromatics and fruit of the year. A mouthful of ripe red fruits, quite high but well-balanced acidity and a silky, gluggable texture.
ABOUT THE WINERY
‘Didier Regnaudot is the type of vigneron we always dream of finding in the Côte d’Or. Alas, there aren’t many like him left. Didier is the fourth generation to manage his family’s 6.5 ha property in the beautiful little town of Dézize-les-Maranges, which is on the southernmost edge of the Côte d’Or, up in the hills just west of Santenay. The village is located at 1300 feet above sea level and its terroir is cooler and later ripening than the villages further north, and its vines are more resistant to rot. This is all good.
Historically, red wine from Maranges was known to be the darkest wine of the Côte d’Or, a tannic wine not made to drink immediately, and would keep its colour forever. As time goes by, more and more Chardonnay is planted here. Meanwhile, those still making red Burgundy here keep trying formulas to render it more accessible in its youth.
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