★★ Great Wine “Purplish, deeply coloured and youthful-looking red wine. This is fruit-driven, surprisingly rich and full of blackcurrants and blueberries. It’s lifted by fine, well integrated tannins that add a leathery-like savouriness to the wine. I’m sure it’ll get even better yet, but I’m already impressed.”
Varietal Pinot Noir with 12.5% abv.
Grown in: Saint Romain, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, FRANCE.
As I’ve said many times before in my notes, a good Pinot Noir is one of the most versatile wines on the planet for food pairing. Its acidity and, in this case, fine tannins make it a winner. I’d pair this one with lamb cutlets and plenty of herbs and butter, given the wine’s ripeness and fullness.
Disclosure & Price
Tasted at the Beckford Bottle Shop annual tasting.
£35.95 Beckford Bottle Shop, Bath.
Reviewed and tasted: 5 November 2022
About the Producer
Alain Gras is synonymous with the wines of Saint Romain le Haut Village and he has long been one of the region’s finest growers and ambassadors. He has been working in the appellation since 1979. Alain has recently been joined in the business by his son, Arthur.