Didier Delagrange Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Beaune Rouge 2011
Purple color with touches of violet. Aromas of morello cherry, raspberry, crushed strawberry, and violet that will charm you with its spontaneity. Rich with round and silky tannins. It goes very well with a traditional bourguignon and is perfect with a balanced cuisine; not too spicy and not too heavy. It can be paired with roasted meats such as veal filet with sweet curry, the more-traditional salted pork, even-more simply grilled meats, or cheeses (Amour de Nuits, Comte).
100% Pinot Noir. Estate bottled by Henri Delagrange et Fils. The Delagrange family's passion for quality and terroir goes back six generations, since 1570. Today, Didier Delagrange maintains about 34.6 acres of wines that represent a passion for quality and terroir that goes back six generations in the villages of Volnay, Pommard, Aloxe-Corton, Meursault and Hautes-Cotes de Beaune. He joined the family business in 1990 after completing his viticultural studies and worked with his parents until 2003. Since then, Didier along with his wife, Helene, has been in charge of the domain. His philosophy respects the soil, the natural balances of his wines, and the purity of their aromatics. The amount of manual labor that Didier performs in his vineyards is remarkable. Leaves are thinned by hand multiple times to remove those that shade the bunches. His canopy is trellised unusually high to counteract the severe lower thinning so that photosynthesis isn't stunted. In the cellar he uses new oak only sparingly. Didier's main focus is to make wines that have very rich and precise aromatics, as well as very pure fruit. As a result, the Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Beaune Rouge is a wine of pleasure.