Fancy Wine Subscription - January 2016
In order to start 2016 on the right foot we selected for our January wine subscription two wines from the prestigious Burgundy area in France.
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Burgundy or Bourgogne in eastern France is a region where red and white wines are equally important. Probably more Terroir-conscious than any other region, Burgundy is divided into the largest number of appellations of any French region. The best Burgundies, both red and white, are often described as elegant wines, and the top wines from Burgundy's heartland in Côte d'Or command some of the highest prices of any wines in the world. Two parts of Burgundy are sometimes considered as separate regions are, but still belong to the Burgundy Family:
- Beaujolais in the south, close to the Rhône valley region, where almost only red wines are made, in a fruity style that is usually consumed young.
- Chablis halfway between Côte d'Or and Paris, where white wines are produced on chalky soil giving a more crisp and steely style than the rest of Burgundy.
Domaine Nuiton Beaunoy
Nuiton-Beaunoy is, above all, the history of the pioneer winegrowers of the Hautes-Cotes de Nuits and Hautes-Cotes de Beaune. From North to South and from East to West, Nuiton-Beaunoy lovingly craft wines to reveal the expression of the extraordinary patchwork of vineyard parcels found in the Cote d’Or. The vines are more than 25 years old.
Pinot Noir Domaine Nuiton-Beaunoy, AOC Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Burgundy, 2013, Red, ¥149
(Pinot Noir) Gold Medal at China Wine & Spirits Awards
Tasting Note : Purple color with deeper glints. A bouquet of small red fruits (cherry, redcurrant) and black fruits (blackberry, blackcurrant). Lively and crunchy in the mouth, it is also generous and appealing.
Food Pairing: Taiwanese boiled pork dumpling, tomato & basil pizza, bruschetta, Carpaccio, salmon, rack of lamb, roast pork with herbs and fennel.
Since 1923 at Chablis in Burgundy, the meticulous care of the winegrowers working together under the banner of La Chablisienne has given birth to wines whose magnificence is amplified by the passage of time. These wines, coming from a mosaic of vineyard plots, provide a pallet of emotions marked with a truly mineral touch...
La Chablisienne Petit Chablis - Pas Si Petit, AOC Petit Chablis, Burgundy, 2013, White, ¥169
(Chardonnay) Robert Parker 88/100: "Perfectly fine"
Tasting Note: Very pale yellow color with green glints. The bouquet reveals a lot of finesse, with notes of white flowers and exotic fruit - especially pineapple. Pleasing in the mouth with good richness at the start, moving onto a lemony freshness with a mineral backup. Good length that makes the mouth water.
Food pairing: Ideal as an aperitif wine or to accompany seafood dishes. It is also a good pairing with Carbonara pasta, fish & chips, charcuterie, Cantonese dim sum, every dish with mustard based sauces.
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Your Fancy Team!