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Pillot Les Grandes Terres Bourgogne 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A nice entry level red Burgundy with enough allure to to bring us back for more.

Producer/Winery: Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot; Chassagne-Montrachet, France.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Bourgogne; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $25.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Ham and cheese Stromboli

Paired With: Roasted tomato soup with homemade ham, Swiss cheese and dried tomato braided Stromboli.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with a lighter rim. Damp earth, musty cherry and cranberry aromas with occasional whiffs of strawberry. Silky smooth entry, light body and an 400-grit texture. Powerful, quite juicy flavors of tart cherry, wild wine berry and lesser amounts cranberry. Lively acidity, soft tannins and a medium-length provocative finish that ends with a strong tart cherry taste. WOW, a flavorful, inviting finish where the tannins grow to just a slight grip and everything comes together well. Not a great pairing (even though What to Drink with What you Eat suggests it), we will have a Sauvignon Blanc with this dinner next time. However, it was delightful sipping without food after the light meal. A nice entry level red Burgundy with enough allure to to bring us back for more.

Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot cellar
Photo from Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot.

Comments: Learn more about Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot and their wines.
See also, our reviews of other Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot wines

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: 8 11644 01204 1

Imported by: Rosenthal Wine Merchants; New York, New York.