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Staff Pick

Irancy, Jean-Pierre et Stéphanie Colinot - 2010

Item # 31621 750mL
$34.98/ Single Bottle
$419.76 $377.78/ 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

I have a rule regarding red Burgundy; forever pair with romance. Pinot Noir is the Whitney Houston of all grapes. It's inhuman not to adore the beauty in its god-given capability. Imagine dropping the needle on a vinyl and hearing 'I Want to Dance with Somebody.' Your bare feet hit wooden kitchen floors and you are bewitched; mind, body and soul. That is Pinot Noir. And that is how you fall in love. Irancy is a small region in the northern part of Burgundy. A cooler region that produces high acid reds, great for aging. This vintage is showing sublimely; bright red painted cherries, damp green leaves, smashed slightly green raspberries, and immaculate crumbly white granite. A Burgundy for this price is what Pinot Noir drenched dreams are made of.

- HG

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