Bourgogne Pinot Noir

2019
France
Beaujolais

100% Pinot Noir. Brun is clearly best known for his Gamay, but he planted Pinot Noir on the clay-limestone soils of his estate vineyard in Charnay in the southern Beaujolais in 1991; there are now a total of 3 hectares. As for all Terres Dorées reds, the vinification is traditional Burgundian. The grapes are rigorously sorted and destemmed, crushed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete vats. Maceration lasts approximately 3 weeks and aging is also in concrete with the occasional use of a little old oak.

90+ points
"Jean-Paul Brun is one of Beaujolais’ finest wine producers, so I feel that his pinot noir is often overlooked because of the consistent brilliance of his Beaujolais bottlings. His 2019 Bourgogne Pinot Noir is an excellent wine in the making, offering up a young and vibrant bouquet of cherries, pomegranate, beetroot, a complex base of soil tones, woodsmoke and a lovely floral topnote redolent of peonies. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and youthful, with a fine core of fruit, excellent transparency and grip, moderate tannins, still some youthful stem tones and a long, tangy finish. This needs a few years in the cellar to blossom, but it will be excellent when it is ready to drink. 2025-2045. "
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar
, May-June 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB1123-19
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Sustainable