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Staff Pick

Irancy, Jean-Pierre et Stéphanie Colinot - 2010

Item # 31621 750mL
$34.96/ Single Bottle
$419.52 $377.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Irancy is a small Burgundian appellation located in north central France. It is very near Chablis and shares the same Kimmeridgian soils. This comes from a fine vintage and is everything you can desire in a charming Pinot Noir that exudes solid cherry fruit aromas alongside a rusticity that works incredibly at the table. An ideal match with duck or lamb chops. Colinot is a small, 12 ha family property where there's a particular variety of Pinot Noir that's richer in anthocyanins than the one from the Côte d'Or. The fruit is hand-harvested and partially de-stemmed before fermentation.

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Staff Pick Notes

Irancy--one of of the lovely forgotten corners of Burgundy for those who love cool-climate reds (this is right outside Chablis!) in general and bottle-aged, resolutely Old World Pinot Noir at a fair price in particular. Colinot is, according to Clive Coates, the reference domaine in the appellation. They bottle numerous lieux-dits and separate parcels of older vines like this one here. It’s just reaching that wonderful point in a rustic young Burgundy’s life where charming fruit begins to give way to more savory and earthy tones. A lip-smackingly chewy finish surprises--this will delight fans of Gevrey and Nuits just as well as those of Sancerre Rouge.


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