All wines over $25 per bottle will be vintage specific. In the case the listed vintage is out of stock, we will inform you via email for approval to go ahead.
About This Wine
Pinot Noir. This is altogether more serious and comes from mature Pinot plots (40-70 years) in Côte de la Ronce/Haut de la Ronce, Côte de Tue Chien and Gueules de Loup. These vineyards are on slopes of Kimmeridgian limestone and brown clays. Macerated and fermented in open wood fermenters before being transferred to 300-litre Burgundian barrels, 20% new with the remainder 1-4 years old, for twelve months.
"The 2016 Côtes d'Auxerre Corp de Garde Rouge, a blend of two kimmeridgian limestone profiles, has a lovely raspberry punnet and licorice bouquet, a bit rustic but very charming and natural. There is a pleasant brine-like note that emerges with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a grainy texture, very transparent--you can almost see the bones in this Côte d'Auxerre with an austere, almost Loire-like finish. Enjoy this perhaps slightly chilled over the next 4-5 years." 88 points, Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com #226