Denis Carré’s latest release comes from the relative backwater of Saint Romain, tucked in behind Meursault and Auxey. It’s an appellation that probably only got ripe once a decade a generation ago. But these days, it’s just about in a perfect spot for making racy, complex Pinot.
The 2016 Saint Romain rouge is a wine of uncommon elegance. Serve in a big glass to best capture the array of earthy-wild-berry aromatics that never really seems to stop changing. The wine is deeply concentrated, with layers of red berry fruit and the finish is long, with silky tannins and a mineral streak that simultaneously makes it brilliant at any dinner table and a perfect candidate for short term aging.
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It will be great next Saturday night and every other one for the next 10 years. Don’t miss it.
Pair with everything from Beef Bourguignon to roast duck.
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