Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Growing Region: Les Brouillards, Volnay, Burgundy
Winemakers: Marc & Pascal Jessiaume
90 pts - Wine Enthusiast 2010. *Limited Availability
I have had the pleasure of visiting the Jessiaume winery and cellars on several occasions over the years. Domaine Jessiaume sits at the entrance to the small town of Santenay in the Cote de Beaune. Built in 1850 - over the years has built a formidable reputation as a small negociants of unparalleled quality. In their cellars they have over 100,000 bottles gracefully maturing, with the oldest vintage being 1908.
As with all of the wines crafted at Jessiaume this wine has elegance and finesse, the palate is supple with well integrated tannins. This wine has had 12 months in French oak barrels (30% new wood), followed by 5 months finishing in stainless-steel tanks prior to bottling.
In the glass you have a bright ruby red colour. The aromas of violet, cherry and gooseberry spell delicate complexity on the nose and in the mouth. The refinement of its bouquet earns it the designation of the Cote de Beaune's most "feminine" wine. The wine is medium weight and culminates in a delicious and balanced structured finish that lingers well. Decant for 30 minutes and serve at 15-16C.
Drinking well this winter; and well repay another 7-9 years.
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with white meats, poultry, feathered game, fine cheeses, enjoy.