2021 Denante Pinot Noir, Bourgogne, France (750ml)
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100% Pinot Noir, the grapes for this cuvée come from their best old vine parcels. The fruit was harvested by hand and completely destemmed, before undergoing traditional fermentation in stainless-steel vats. The resulting wine was then aged for 8 months, entirely in stainless-steel, prior to bottling.
Rich garnet color. Appealing aromas of grilled plum, blackberry, baking spices. The palate is round and graceful, with flavors of dark cherry, blueberry, bramble berries with black plum skin tannins all the way through the slightly earthy finish.
In 1975 Robert Martin started Domaine de la Denante with two hectares of vineyards. Named after nearby river La Denante which runs through the village of Davayé just west of Mâcon, with winery itself is at the foot of the historic Rock of Solutré. With the help of his son Damien who joined him in 2012, the domaine now consists of 27 hectares spread across Davayé, Verzé, Saint-Véran and Pouilly-Fuissé. Under Damien’s guidance, there is a renewed focus on the individual vineyards, and vinifying different sites and parcels independently to give a greater range of base wines for villages blends. His desire to explore the differing styles and potential of the various sites has allowed for more experimentation which, in turn, has led to the bottling of singular, superior lieux-dits. With this approach and with his exacting care of the vineyards, Damien crafts pure and precise wines from these unique sites, with a terroir-focused approach.