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Domaine René Lequin-Colin Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Domaine René Lequin-Colin Bourgogne Pinot Noir

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Unveiling a Classic: Domaine René Lequin-Colin Bourgogne Pinot Noir - A Tasting Note with Food Pairings

At The General Wine Company, we believe in showcasing the brilliance of Burgundy. Today, we delve into a delightful expression of Pinot Noir from the esteemed Domaine René Lequin-Colin: their Bourgogne Pinot Noir. This wine embodies the hallmarks of a classic Bourgogne rouge, offering a vibrant fruit profile balanced by subtle earthiness and a touch of rustic charm.

In the Glass:

The Domaine René Lequin-Colin Bourgogne Pinot Noir pours a deep ruby red, showcasing a youthful vibrancy. On the nose, a symphony of aromas unfolds, dominated by juicy black fruits like blackcurrants and blackberries. Hints of red cherry and plum add a touch of sweetness, while underlying notes of earth, spice, and a whisper of smoke add complexity. The first sip reveals a juicy and medium-bodied palate, where the expressive fruit flavours translate beautifully. Supple tannins provide a gentle structure, leading to a lingering finish that hints at earth and spice.

Winemaking:

The Lequin-Colin family implements sustainable viticulture practices, ensuring the health of the vines and the quality of the grapes.

Vinification follows a traditional Burgundian approach. Grapes are hand-harvested to ensure only the finest fruit reaches the winery. After meticulous sorting, a portion of the whole clusters undergo co-fermentation with destemmed fruit. This technique adds a touch of spice and complexity to the final wine. Fermentation takes place at controlled temperatures, preserving the fruit's freshness. The wine then matures in oak barrels, typically a blend of new and used oak, for several months. This ageing process softens the tannins and imparts subtle notes of vanilla and spice.

Food Pairings:

The Domaine René Lequin-Colin Bourgogne Pinot Noir's versatility makes it a fantastic food pairing wine. Here are some suggestions to elevate your dining experience:

  • Roasted meats and poultry: The wine's juicy fruit character and medium body make it a perfect match for roasted chicken, duck, or quail.
  • Grilled dishes: Fire-grilled vegetables, particularly portobello mushrooms, eggplant, and peppers, find a wonderful complement in this Pinot Noir.
  • Earthy flavours: The wine's subtle earthiness and mushroom notes pair beautifully with dishes featuring lentils, wild mushrooms, or truffles.
  • Creamy cheeses: A creamy brie or camembert cheese creates a delightful contrast with the wine's acidity and tannins.
  • Charcuterie: This Pinot Noir pairs well with a selection of cured meats like prosciutto, salami, and pate.

Serving Recommendations:

For optimal enjoyment, serve the Domaine René Lequin-Colin Bourgogne Pinot Noir slightly chilled, ideally around 15-16°C (59-60°F).

A Timeless Appellation:

Domaine René Lequin-Colin Bourgogne Pinot Noir offers a quintessential introduction to the world of Burgundy Pinot Noir. It showcases the region's potential for producing elegant and food-friendly wines. With its approachability and classic charm, this wine is sure to please both seasoned wine enthusiasts and those new to exploring Pinot Noir.

 

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