Grape: Pinot Noir (2015)

Producer: Cuvée des Henri, Didier Charton-Vachet

Location: Bourgogne, France

 

Included in Lesson: Body Levels

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About this wine

The motherland of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – there's no need for an intro to Burgundy. But are things upside down here, where whites get to be full-bodied while reds are light? That may explain why Burgundy is unique and its fans won’t swap it for anything else in the world.

 

Tasting notes

Colour: Ruby

Aromas: Cherry, Blackcurrant, Plum, Anise, Violets

Components:

  • Acids: Very high

  • Glycerol: Medium

  • Alcohol: Medium

  • Sugars: Very low / absent

  • Tannins: Medium

  • Minerals: High

Body: Light

Oaked: Yes

Alcohol: 12.5% Vol

 

Enjoy With

Roasted chicken and turkey. Tuna. Or your sommelier's favorite: mushroom or sausage risotto. 

 

The wine maker

A true family estate. The name 'Cuvée des Henri' is dedicated to the ancestors of husband and wife who run the estate: Henri Charton, the husband's grandfather, used to take care of the reds in the estate, and Henri Vachet, the wife's grandfather, used to take care of the whites.