Domaine Chavy-Chouet Bourgogne Rouge La Taupe 2016

This is another Pinot that I’ve tried thrice this year. With friends just before my birthday – I have no notes and a terrible memory.

And then again as part of an awesome opportunity to taste a flight of internationals with Radford Dale. It’s very much comparable in price with our local Pinot Noirs. Perhaps it’s because it was the last wine in the flight…but, for me, it lacked magic on the night. So I purchased another bottle…it’s a perfectly well made wine that’s far too easy to sip. The nose is charming with its kirsch aromas.

The Wine:

Pale ruby and crystal clear. A pronounced nose of dark cherry liqueur, strawberry compote, cinnamon, oranges, forest floor and dried mushrooms.

Dry (though it feels sweeter), fresh acidity, medium bodied, all the red fruits on the nose but much brighter and fresher on the palate, vanilla, herbaceous, fig and baking spices…with a decent finish.

Vini + Viti:

The vineyards, located near the castle of Pommard, are worked organically with ploughing and minimal spraying…though they’re not certified. I believe that organic and biodynamic winemaking is a belief more than it is a certificate…and so I have the world of respect for anyone working in this manner.

Conclusion:

Balance (1) + Length (1) + Intensity (½) + Complexity (½)  = A good wine 

Drink now, but potential for further ageing.

Find the wine:

Imported by the awesome folk at www.radforddaleimports.com.

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