Henri de Villamont, Bourgogne Pinot Noir Prestige

Occupying an impressive nineteenth-century building in Savigny-Lès-Beaune, Henri de Villamont is a medium-sized producer that combines an enviable domaine (they are particularly strong in Chambolle-Musigny) with a meticulously sourced négociant range. The cuverie was updated with the latest equipment less than ten years ago, and underneath there is ample storage for barrels in the beautiful double-height cellar. These features give the winemaker flexibility and precision, resulting in excellent expression of the various terroirs on offer. These include some particularly well-sited vineyards: Auxey-Duresses Les Hautés borders Meursault Vireuils, for example, while Chambolle-Musigny Les Baudes lies just below Bonnes-Mares. In each case, because the former is so much less famous, the value for money is exceptional.

2018 vintage. 40% of production is maturing in oak barrels during 14 months, and 60% in stainless steel vats. Blending is made after the maturing. Shiny red-garnet colour, the nose is lightly woody with a bouquet of red fruits and soft spices as cinnamon, very round in the mouth with fines and elegant tannins. Pairings: white and red meats, light cheese.

Tasting Note:
Showing real depth of fruit and a fine silky texture. The balance between berry-floral flavour, medium-bodied structure and gentle oak is absolutely spot-on.
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