Chanzy, Bourgogne, Hautes Côtes De Beaune Rouge, France 2020

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An approachable Pinot Noir, charming and full of character with ripe red and black berry fruit

Chanzy is a 80 hectare Estate, divided between Côte Chalonnaise, Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits with their base in Bouzeron. In 2017 Philippe Der Megreditchian purchased this historic Estate and set about a radical overhaul. Appointing Max Blondelle as winemaker, (ex. Winemaker of Domine Chanson) together they reshaped the range into a tighter offering, adding vineyards in Côte Chalonnaise and Côte de Beaune due to their purchase of Domaine Pagnotta. Consequently, this means that all of Chanzy’s wines are made with at least 90% Estate-grown fruit, practically unheard of for a Burgundian producer of this size. Chanzy owns 5 Clos including 2 Monopoles, 11 Grands Crus and 16 Premiers Crus. They are one of the few Burgundy producers to achieve Haute Valeur Environnementale level 3; the most highly regarded certification for agriculture in France. Their farming regime demands a holistic outlook that goes beyond organics: ensuring biodiversity, reusable energy and reduced water usage. The vineyards are in conversion to organics and will be certified from 2024 vintage onwards.

This is the regional appellation for the Hautes Côtes vinayear in Côte d'Or. It was officaily created in 1961. The appellation extends over the Côte d'Or, in the twelce Hautes Côtes communes and on heights of ten Côte de Beaune communes. In Saône-et-Loire, it stretches over four Hautes Côtes municipalities as well as the heights of three Côte de Beaune municipalities.

Winemaking A traditional red wine fermentation without malolcatic. Aged in 228l barrels and oak Foudre, 10% of which was new oak.

Tasting Note: A very approachable Pinot Noir, charming and full of character with ripe red and black berry fruit aromas and flavours with sweet spice and fine tannins

Critics: Jancis Robinson 16/20 (ave producer score)

Pinot Noir (100%)