As the Summer approaches, it is time to move on from the big, bold reds that lend themselves so well to cold nights snuggled up by the fire, to lighter reds such as Pinot Noir. If you are lucky enough to see a Pinot Noir grape growing on the vine, it is more of a dusky pink than red or black in colour. It is this pale colour, along with a naturally thick skin that gives Pinot Noir wine its light character. Burgundy in France is arguably the home of the Pinot Noir grape variety and all reds produced in the region must be 100% Pinot Noir. One of our favourites is Domaine Chanson Hautes Côtes de Beaune 2014, a vibrant fruity wine, ideal with cold meat platters, as well as meat sauce pastas and barbecued pork steaks.
Domaine Chanson has been handcrafting exceptional wines for over 250 years at their unique Domaine in the heart of Burgundy. With a profound passion for Burgundy’s best appellations, Président Gilles de Courcel, winemaker Jean-Pierre Confuron and their team gracefully express the specific terrior of each parcel of land. In the purest of Burgundian tradition, ageing of wines in oak barrels takes place in Chanson’s own Bastion; a medieval tower which shelters the wines throughout the process.