A bargain Premier Cru (because all things are relative) from the southernmost tip of the Cote de Beaune, a wiry, light-bodied wine with terrific nose and focus. A touch of sweet strawberry fruit mingled with red cherry and cedary tannins make for a young-drinking bottle, while depth and structure hint at a long cellar life.
Pairing: Roast Pheasant with Chestnut Stuffing, Chicken Cordon Bleu
VARIETY: PINOT NOIR
REGION: Santenay, Burgundy, FRANCE