Prosper Maufoux Pinot Noir Bourgogne 2015

The Data

Country   France

Appellation   Bourgogne

Varietal   Pinot Noir

Retail Price   $19

ABV   12.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, medium ruby color.

Aromatics

The nose is moderately intense offering scents of cassis, red cherry, and raspberry with supporting notes of earth, and mineral.

Flavor

The palate confirms the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of red currant and dry oak. The finish is lingers with firm tannins.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied and nicely balanced with a vibrant texture.

Cool Factor

B

Affordable Pinot Noir from Burgundy is practically a unicorn so this wine is certainly cool in our view.

Value Grade

B

Pinot Noir is rarely inexpensive so a tasty Pinot from the source selling at $20 is a value.

Analysis

The house of Prosper Maufoux has been crafting wines since 1860. This vibrant Pinot Noir is carefully harvested and cold soaked for four or five days to extract color and complex aromatics. After a traditional fermentation the wine is rested in lightly toasted oak casks. This Pinot delivers a fine marriage of fruit, spice and oak with accents of earth. This wine can age for a couple of years but it is built to drink today.

How to Enjoy

This straight-forward wine needs nothing but a glass but it pairs beautifully with pan roasted duck breast.

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