Sunday, February 24, 2013

Domaine de la Cadette 2011 L'Ermitage

A delightfully juicy and earthy Burgundy - affordable too - with an interesting point of difference. The wine is made from 80% pinot noir, blended with 20% of the ancient and rare césar grape that is allowed in the Yonne region. The vines grow on a steep south-facing slope, at a place called l'Ermitage, outside the village of St Pere sous Vezelay, hence the name. What I liked most about the wine was its sheer drinkability. It is bright and vibrant with glossy berry fruit but also with some attractive mushroomy savouriness. Simply delicious and with just 11.5% alcohol. It was produced by a winery that makes the house wines for multiple-hatted local chef superstar Marc Meneau. $36. 

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