2016 Vouvray “Le Portail”Champalou
France | Loire
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Will's Pick Without hesitation, this is the best red Burgundy I have tasted this year.
Aromas of fresh violets and roses, ripe cherries, plums, clove, and a touch of bacon fat leap out of the glass and definitely raise eyebrows. On the palate, it’s sleek, silky, and complete. Supple tannin and firm acidity give the impression that this wine will only improve with a decade or more in the cellar, and the finish makes you want to go back for more.
|Appellation:||Beaune 1er Cru|
|Producer:||Comtesse de Chérisey|
|Winemaker:||Hélène Martelet-de-Chérisey, Laurent Martelet|
|Vineyard:||85% Planted in 1954, 1976, 15% planted in 1999|
|Aging:||Aged in 228-L oak barrels for 18 months|
Comtesse de Chérisey France | Burgundy | Puligny-Montrachet
The lost hamlet of Blagny, up in the hills between Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault in the Côte d’Or in Burgundy, is home to Comtesse de Chérisey. This almost magical, lost-in-time corner of the world boasts a unique microclimate, with a slightly different average temperature, exposition and soil than the rest of Burgundy. In our humble opinion, our friend and vigneron, Laurent Martelet, creates the most haunting masterpieces that emerge from this terroir. All of the de Chérisey vines are premier cru, are at least 60 years old, and they encircle their ancient cellar in the Hameau de Blagny.
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