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“the first obligation of a wine is to be red…”, Harry Waugh. What more needs saying; here is where wine lovers demand and find complexity beyond the measure of any other wines. The wide variety of grapes being made into red wine permutated by terrior, vintage and wine maker yield a cornucopia of possibilities to suit nearly every taste or deviation thereof. The differences and similarities often elicit thoughtful contemplation as well as geeky lugubriosity.

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Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune Rouge 2015 
Characteristics: Joseph Drouhin 2012 Chorey-lès-Beaune, Bourgogne | 13% | Pinot Noir according to Chorey-lès-Beaune remains one of the best values out of Burgundy for everyday drinking –especially when it is made at the hands of the Drouhins. Biodynamic viticulture is de rigueur. A horse drawn plow prevents weeds. Integrated Pest Management prevents pest. Low yielding vines planted over 50 years ago ensure their wine bear a gout de terroir.

Just north of the city of Beaune between Savigny-lès-Beaune and Aloxe-Corton stretches the alluvial plain of the Saône River. The soils here are a mix of limestone, free draining sand and water retaining clay yielding Pinot Noir of the elegant and refreshing sort. Feminine in all its purity and clarity, from the glass this expresses light red cherries, bright blackberry notes, cranberries and mild tannins. It has a fair complexion overall with a scrumptious taste, a little spice and an appetizing bay leaf note at the finish. Was an absolute joy with juniper marinated back strap of venison seared and served rare –a tender wine for a tender cut.
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston, February 14, 2015 (Fruit)
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: 4 out of 5
Type: Red
Price: $292.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750ML
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Gaillard Cote-Rotie Rose Pourpre 2004 
Characteristics: Pierre Gaillard’s 2004 Rose Pourpre is strong, refined and worth ageing. Derived from the parcel of Côte Rozier on the slopes of Ampuis from a gifted parcel just below the justly famous La Landonne vineyard whose wines retail between $400 and $500 a bottle, this south facing amphitheater is comprised of the same brown schist, rich in iron oxide and remains one of the warmest parts of Côte Rôtie. This plot, measuring less than two acres, turns out exhilarating Syrah wines with extremely peppery noses balanced by the sweet and sour tension of plums and roasted meats. Given ten years to come into its own and mature into a great wine, the 2004 Rose Pourpre embodies this to be sure but now also bears tertiary notes of lofty pine resin and heady roses in bloom –all grounded by a meaty bouillon bottom –there is nothing like an aged Syrah that is still fresh despite all these savory, dry roasted mushroom depths. This is a fragrant wonder just opening into a glorious and graceful stride.
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston, November 21st, 2014 (Nether Day)
Origin: France - Rhone
Average Rating: 4 out of 5
Type: Red
Price: $720.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750ML
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Girardin Savigny-les-Beaune Serpentieres 2015 
Characteristics: Vincent Girardin 2009 Savigny-les-Beaune Serpentières, Côte de Beaune | 13.5% | Delicious wine from 50 year old vines of Pinot Noir on the Premier Cru climat of Les Serpentières. The village of Savigny-les-Beaune is located in the Côte de Beaune, a couple miles north of the village of Beaune. The wine area of Savigny-les-Beaune is one of the oldest of Burgundy and a lot of parcels belonged to the Dukes of Burgundy and to the Abbeys of Citeaux and Maizières. "Les Serpentières" is located at the opposite of the Marconnets' plot and here the soil are chalky with stones and gravels a bit of clay. In 228 liter French oak barrels of which 15% are new, malolactic fermentation takes place and the wine is then aged 14 months, and then bottled without fining or filtration following the moon calendar. A wine with plenty of fruit with well integrated structure, this is full and round, very long and charming start to finish. In terms of food pairings, this is versatile but for starters think starters, pâtés, white and red meat.
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: not available
Type: Red
Price: $496.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750ML
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Marchesi Pancrazi Pinot Noir villa Bagnolo 2010 
Characteristics: Pinot Noir Villa di Bagnolo Toscana IGT: 100% Pinot Nero almost exclusively from Burgundian clones. The vineyards are south-facing, and the microclimate is cool and well ventilated, with significant temperature variance between daytime and nighttime. Altitude is moderate, 0-492 feet a.s.l., favoring grape maturation. The soil is shaly and clayey, volcanic in origin (Monte Ferrato is an extinct volcano) and particularly rich in iron, which is instrumental to Pinot Noir complexity. Water supplies in the Bagnolo area are abundant throughout the year and the soil itself has high levels of humidity; these are crucial factors for the variety, which is especially sensitive to drought. The wine is aged one year in French oak barriques followed by one year of bottle aging. Small crops and cru characteristics endow the wine with superb intensity, purple color, remarkable fruit aromas reminiscent of blackberries & plums, also mint nuances, coffee, licorice & vanilla; round, soft, luscious & lingering on the palate.
Tasting note from Neil Empson
Origin: Italy - Tuscany
Average Rating: not available
Type: Red
Price: $384.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750ML
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Mongeard Mugneret Savigny-les-Beaune 2017 
Characteristics: The soil of Savigny-lès-Beaune is ideally suited to growing vines and is also comparatively deep. The wines from this village are moderately intense in colour.
They have an elegant, fairly powerful bouquet, dominated by Morello cherries, blackcurrants, raspberries, modulating over the years towards strawberries and hints of woodland undergrowth. Subtle, with discreet tannins, and a low acid content, they have a light, open structure which gives them a feminine image. Perfumed and mellow, they have a rich bouquet. They have fire and strength, but above all it is their exquisite delicacy and finesse which makes them so appreciated by wine-lovers.
Wine notes by Mongeard Mugneret
Origin: France - Burgundy
Average Rating: not available
Type: Red
Price: $496.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750ML
Bottles Per Case: 12
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