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Francoise & Denis Clair St-Aubin Rouge 1er Cru, Sur le Sentier du Clou, 2017

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Francoise & Denis Clair St-Aubin Rouge 1er Cru, Sur le Sentier du Clou, 2017

 From 45-year-old vines on a south facing slope. Sadly the economics will eventually make this already rare and good value Pinot Noir 1er cru disappear - as white wine fetches better prices here. Intense cherry aromas; gentle palate with... Read More

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Francoise & Denis Clair St-Aubin Rouge 1er Cru, Sur le Sentier du Clou, 2017

ColourRed

RegionBurgundy

Sub RegionCote de Beaune

GrowerDenis Clair

Grape VarietyPinot Noir

Vintage2017

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeCLB817

Style

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Burgundy

The Burgundy Pyramid

Making sense of the complexity of the complexity of Burgundy isn’t easy.

Though Burgundy only comprises 5% of France’s vineyard area, it holds 100 different Appellations, 25% of the entire French total.  There are no less than 5,000 growers, 85% of whom own less than 10 hectares, and four fifths of them make wine.

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir  

Origins       

  • Ancient vine, perhaps 2,000 years old

Distant origins in France - first documented mention in France in 1375

Characteristics   

  • Finicky grape: notoriously difficult to grow (which is partly why it is hugely intriguing to New World...
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Francoise & Denis Clair St-Aubin Rouge 1er Cru, Sur le Sentier du Clou, 2017

 From 45-year-old vines on a south facing slope. Sadly the economics will eventually make this already rare and good value Pinot Noir 1er cru disappear - as white wine fetches better prices here. Intense cherry aromas; gentle palate with refreshing acidity and soft tannins. Now-2025

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