Domaine Jean Claude Thevenet Bourgogne Bussieres Les Clos Rouge 2017
The pinot noir for this wine is found in the village of Bussieres and is sourced from the lieu-dit « Les Clos ». The vines are south-facing at 350 feet above sea level on gently sloping hills that are principally composed of clay. The fruit tends to ripen early due to its excellent exposure. Pigeage and remontage are practiced during fermentation. This wine is marked by notes of black, ripe berries, often a touch "sauvage".
|Region||France, Burgundy, Maconnais|
|Brand||Domaine Jean Claude Thevenet|
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Montinore Pinot Gris 2017Aromas of bright citrus and tropical fruit lead to a firm foundation of apple, mango, and a hint of savory spice that finishes crisp and bright. The palate is rich and satisfying with flavors of lemon meringue, kumquat, and white nectarine. The finish is pleasingly zesty, with a hint of minerality. Food Pairing: Once again, the 2017 Pinot Gris is an excellent food-pairing wine that goes especially well with lighter fare like oysters, grilled chicken and salads.
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