100% Pinot Noir, with a short maceration on the skins. From Buxeuil in La Côte des Bar. Dosage: 10 g/l. Disgorged February 5th 2013. This is lot # LRO09*12213 (thank you, François Moutard, for noting the dgd on the back label!).
Saignée red. Plump, downy nose: a picnic basket of summer-y, ripe red berries. Cherry tobacco, iris and graphite. A bit four-square but jocund, inviting. Rounded, pillowy texture, even a touch candle wax-y. Nice swell through the mid-palate that puts the razz back in raspberry. Cherry-life-saver finish. No intellectual exercises to be found here: a buoyant display of flavorsome, billowing red irrepressibility. For drinking soon.