Château de Dracy Bourgogne Rouge 2015

For the last 110 years, the great Burgundy house of Albert Bichot (who make “extremely fine wines,” says The Wine Advocate), has been working in collaboration with tiny Château de Dracy to produce limited-releases from special parcels of top Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. And – a rarity for Burgundy – the wines also offer great value.

Another rarity in fragmented Burgundy: the Pinot grapes for this release come from Château de Dracy’s monopole, a prime-sited vineyard plot owned exclusively by the estate. (It’s uncommon to see on a label, meaning it’s something that serious Burgundy fans really look out for.)

“Such a pretty red Burgundy – with all the silky, perfumed fruit you’d expect of fine Pinot Noir.”

That’s the email our Burgundy expert sent after tasting the previous vintage. You can expect more of the same in the 2015, which was an excellent vintage across Burgundy that “stands out for its fruit concentration, texture and depth,” says expert Stephen Tanzer. Look forward to beguiling aromas of violets and attractive berry fruit with a mineral note. The palate is silky, gentle and filled with delicate raspberry, strawberry and spice notes.

A perfect fit for roast turkey dinners, pork stews, soft cheeses or casually sipped as an aperitif.

Country

France

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Region

Burgundy

Alcohol

12.5

Volume

750ML

Vintage

2015