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    Domaine Paul Pillot Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir 2017

    Domaine Paul Pillot Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir 2017

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    $68.99
    Regular price
    $68.99

    From the importer: "this is by some distance the finest Bourgogne Rouge we have shipped from this producer and, as a matter of fact, in general."
    This is drawn from two Estate-owned sites on the southern reaches of Chassagne, nearby Chagny and Remigny. The soils here are the classic clay and limestone of the Côte and the vine age is 35 years on average. The grapes are handpicked and mostly destemmed before being naturally fermented and aged for 12 months on lees in a mix of steel vats and used large barrels. For structure and perfume, Pillot employed 20% whole bunches this year and the result is pretty as a peach. Expect a vibrant yet fleshy Pinot with loads of dark and red cherry fruit, classy resinous, spicy oak and inky depths. The finish is perfumed and long with a twist of ferrous tannins. A lovely, lovely wine. Buy what you can. Red Burgundies of this quality and at this price range are indeed a rarity!

    Region

    The first visit to the hallowed ground of Burgundy is a special one. The region is the high-altar to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and stretches from the outer suburbs of Dijon to Macon in the south at the northern border of Beaujolais. The vivid Chardonnay wines of Chablis are an outlier, situated some 105km to the north-west of Dijon on stark kimmeridgian” limestone. The hallowed ground of the Côte-d'Or is neatly split in two by the town of beaune. To the north lies the Côte de Nuits, home to 24 Grand Cru vineyards; Pinot Noir rules here. To the south of Beaune lies the Côte de Beaune where Chardonnay plays a more dominant role with seven of the eight Grand Cru vineyards producing white wine. Value is to be found further south in the appellations of Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais. Local Knowledge” A meal at Ma Cuisine in Beaune is a must or visit Beaune markets, stock up on provisions and have a picnic at the ‘secret’ picnic table above the famous ‘Cros Parantoux’ vineyard in Vosne-Romanée.

    Specifications

    • Varieties

      Pinot Noir
    • Vintage

      2017
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

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    Regular price
    $413.94
    GST included.
    Case(s) of 6
    $68.99 per bottle
    $68.99 per bottle