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Unlike the red wines of Bordeaux, those of Burgundy are exclusively of a single grape variety, Pino Noir. Difficult to cultivate, disliking extremes of temperature and complicated to make wine out of Pinot Noir is not for the faint-hearted winemaker. Those that succeed make a wine that is delicate and refined. To use an equestrian analogy more like an elegant racehorse than a powerful hunter. Less tannins and generally lower alcohol than their Bordeaux cousins Burgundy reds are to be sipped and savoured. They are ready to drink after no more than a year in bottle (2021 is already lovely) but the best will age for a decade or more. Paired with poultry or red meats it is sublime and with a hard cheese like a Comte….oh my word!

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Ladoix 2020