Bourgogne Pinot Noir

2019

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
"It has been about a year since I last tasted a bottle of the 2018 Pinot Noir bottling from Jean-Paul Brun and the wine continues to show very well in deed. The bouquet offers up a refined blend of cherries, strawberries, pigeon, lovely soil tones, raw cocoa, a bit of thyme and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is fullish, tangy and intensely flavored, with a good core and soil transparency, suave tannins and a long, tangy and nascently complex finish. This is a fine middleweight example of the vintage, tipping the scales at a svelte 12.5 percent alcohol and it will drink beautifully in due course, but still needs a few more years’ worth of bottle age before drinking. 2024-2045. "
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar
, November 2020

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