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Henri Pion Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016

Henri Pion Bourgogne Pinot Noir




/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti12.5%
Production10,000 bottles

The wine

What better way to step into the wonderful world of Pinot Noir than with a regional wine from Burgundy? This most elusive and best-loved red grape is known for its fragility and the difficulties involved in growing it, but also for the seductive powers of its wild strawberry aromas and its bright red colours.

Henri Pion make about 10,000 bottles of their Bourgogne Pinot Noir single-varietal wine every year using grapes from three plots in Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune covering just over one hectare. The fruit is collected by hand and destemmed. The must is fermented and the wine aged in French oak barrels for eleven months. It is lightly filtered and bottled with a very small amount of sulphites, producing a wine which can be enjoyed young or kept for a couple of years.

With its floral and pleasant fragrance, a silky and discrete mouthfeel, and reserved acidity and splendidly rounded tannins, Henri Pion Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015 floats over the tongue creating an almost ethereal sensation. A delicately spicey wine, it represents an accessible Burgundy but displays its own character. Lively but not excessive, it seduces without making a noise. A spongy, almost lactic, feeling coats the inside of your cheeks leaving a fine trace of tannins, reminiscent of the bread crumbs Hansel and Gretel used to mark their way home. An intense ruby-red colour shows that the ageing process respected the fruit and ensured the wine lost none of its freshness. It displays discrete toasted notes and its structure fits in perfectly with its woodland profile, creating a balance rarely seen in Burgundy wines.

No special occasion is needed to enjoy Henri Pion’s Pinot Noir but it does work wonderfully with dishes of game or duck accompanied with red fruits.

What does this wine taste like?

Ruby red / Clear
Etereo / Fruits of the forest / Floral notes / Toasty notes / Spices
Pleasantly textured / Vibrant / Seductive / Fresh / Balanced

Drinking and storing

Serve between 15ºC and 17ºC

Food pairing

Small game, Duck with red fruits, Mushrooms

Customer reviews

3 reviews

Wine making

Ageing period11 months
Type of woodFrench oak
Clarification and filtrationSoft filtering before bottling