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Marcel Giraudon Bourgogne Chitry Rouge, 2015

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A good red Burgundy at a bargain price!!!

Producer/Winery: Marcel Giraudon, Chitry, France.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation: Chitry; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $16.20

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Salmon cake, roasted potatoes and peas.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark ruby color with a slightly lighter rim. Quite strong barnyard and plum aromas. Soft, delicate, slightly acidic, light body; lots if cherry flavors, very dry and a slightly spicy finish that carries lots of fruit. Rather than talk about what it wasn’t I’ll dwell on what it was…this was a serious Pinot Noir, there was actually LOTS of flavor, body and acidity. Good pairing with the salmon flavors in the dinner. At only $16.20 it was a GOOD red Burgundy at a bargain price!!!

    She said: Not quite opaque, ruby red color, fat regularly spaced, slowly moving legs. With a straight forward fruity aroma and taste, the wine was dry and medium bodied. It offered a pleasant acidity, soft tannins and long finish that featured supple flavors. A solid pinot noir at a good price that went well with the salmon cakes and roasted potatoes as well as sipping alone.

Marcel Giraudon vineyard in Burgundy, France

Comments: Learn more about Marcel Giraudon and his wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Cork.

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: Wine Traditions Ltd.; Falls Church, Virginia.

Photo from Giraudon.