Domaine Poulleau, Bourgogne Côte d’Or Pinot Noir 2020
This charming 2020 Bourgogne offers a delicious balance of ripe fruit and delicate Pinot Noir freshness with fine, lithe tannins and an elegant finish.
The fruit for Domaine Poulleau’s Bourgogne rouge comes exclusively from their holdings in Volnay, Meursault and Savigny-lès-Beaune which would otherwise make up those specific appellations’ bottlings. Commercially it is important to produce a Bourgogne rouge, however as it is often the most challenging wine to make, this provides an excellent insight into both the style of a producer and their mettle. This wine has immediate appeal and charm, with a lasting impression of freshness and bright red and dark berry fruits. A small percentage of the 2020 Bourgogne Côte d’Or Rouge was raised in used oak, as the overall yields were so small for the vintage that there was a surplus of barrels which would otherwise spoil and waste if not filled with wine. This does not mask the fruit or impart oak flavours, but simply adds a little more weight and an understated class and complexity to the delicious, fruit forward palate.