2018 Francois de Nicolay Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France
Grapes - 100% Pinot Noir
Region - Burgundy, France
Winemaking - The quality of François’ wines can be attributed to his painstakingly selective approach when purchasing grapes. Clusters are carefully inspected during veraison and harvest to ensure they are healthy enough to produce wine without the use of additives. Vinification and élevage take place in his ancient cellar in Savigny-Lès-Beaune and is non-interventionist in every respect: no pumpovers, no filtration, and no sulfur additions.
Tasting - A classic Burgundy with aromas of redcurrant, strawberries and dried rose petals. A maturation in neutral oak gives it a wonderful sense of transparency and supple, velvety tannins.