Synopsis, Our Opinion: An EXCELLENT Red Burgundy at a BARGAIN price.
Producer/Winery: Jean Montanet and his son Valentin; La Soeur Cadette; Saint-Père, France.
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.
Geographic Appellation: Vezelay; Burgundy, France.
Price: $25.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Left-over Thanksgiving dinner: Roasted turkey roulade stuffed with mushrooms and topped with Madeira gravy and a salad with mixed baby greens (from the garden), roasted sweet potato and cauliflower with sherry vinaigrette, garnished with pomegranate seeds.
Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark ruby red color. Strong fruit aroma with plenty of damp earth and leather in the background but with wisps of lilac. Smooth entry, lots of fresh acidity and a light body; abundant ripe cherry and tart current flavors. A long mineral finish with mouth-puckering acidity and well structured tannins. Excellent drinking with and without food, but it was exceptionally good with the Madeira gravy. For our palate it didn’t have the richness and depth of the Montanet-Thoden Garance 2016 we had the night before; but it was still an EXCELLENT Red Burgundy at a BARGAIN price.
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: 7 61503 33806 8
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.