Domaine des Remparts, Bourgogne Cotes d’Auxerre Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France 2008
The Auxerre vineyards (pronounced « Ausserre »), lying on either side of the river Yonne (after which the department is named), boast ancient lineage, thanks to the abbey of Saint-Germain, and its proximity to Paris. Today the vineyards are very much alive. In 1993, wines from the communes of Auxerre, Vaux, Champs-sur-Yonne, Augy, Quenne, Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, and Vincelottes were granted the right to add a local identifier to the regional BOURGOGNE appellation. In any case, these vineyards continue to have their own distinct personality.
These vineyards form part of Burgundy's « golden gate », lying as they do on Jurassic limestones (Kimmeridgian and Portlandian).
This Pinot Noir exhibits a nice ruby colour. On the palate, the pinot noir reveals red berry aromas, with mineral hints. This wine can be served with all kinds of meat, red or white (except for game) and all kinds of cheese at room temperature or a bit chilled, depending on your preference.