Domaine Edmund Cornu & Fils 'Les Barrigards' Bourgogne Rouge 2018
This is a lovely little red from a single vineyard situated near Chorey which captures the essence of this area. The vineyards, averaging thirty years of age, are on the eastern side of the route nationale on a clay and limestone soil with a gravel texture. After a ten-day cuvaison, the wine is racked into small barrel for an elevage of one year before bottling. The Bourgogne “Barrigards” features the high spice tones that are a classic feature of this section of the Cote de Beaune; light, slightly nervy, with an exuberance that makes this a fine companion with birds simply roasted or grilled, sausages on the flame, or a “dagwood”. We purchase, on average, 3600 bottles of this wine per vintage.