2018 Santenay, Les Gravières, 1er Cru, Domaine Philippe Colin, Burgundy

2018 Santenay, Les Gravières, 1er Cru, Domaine Philippe Colin, Burgundy

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2018 Santenay, Les Gravières, 1er Cru, Domaine Philippe Colin, Burgundy

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Pale in colour, it has a complex bouquet of red fruit and violets, as well as meaty and peppery notes redolent of the most elegant Syrah. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is characterised by crisp acidity, cool red berry flavours and engaging, chalky tannins. This is aged in 40% new oak, which is integrating nicely. Drink now to 2025.
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Domaine Philippe Colin

Domaine Philippe Colin

Philippe Colin has set himself up in modern premises in the industrial zone of Chassagne Montrachet with his share of the Colin-Deleger vineyards, which he has supplemented by some négociant cuvées. The label reflects a new-generation approach to his attractive wines. The Philippe Colin style is for elegance and subtlety rather than weight and power.

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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