2019 Armand Heitz Folie Sauvage, Coteaux Bourguignon
A very special label to celebrate the founder Sergio Manetti. Aged in Slavonian oak, it’s the third of the Montevertine wines, an entry level if you like, to an estate whose wines are much sought after. They have a relaxed purity that makes them simply good company.Medium ruby. Nice cherries and mineral nose with light hints of tobacco. Quietly tangy cherry flavors, smooth and on the soft side, but very cohesive and smooth, a silky wine, goes down easily.
Tasting Notes: Dry, medium bodied. Beautiful ruby color, the wine is intense and complex with crushed raspberries, cherry, pomegranate, cranberry, bergamot, dried herbs, dusty earth, wet stone on the nose. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannin, medium+ acid and confirmed the tart red fruits, dried herbs, orange citrus, and earth. Long satisfying finish that is somewhat savory.
Food Recommendation: Pork Pasta, Beef Short rib
ORIGIN: Burgundy, France
GRAPE: 40% Pinot Noir, 60% Gamay
About Armand Heitz
This blend is made from AOC vines from Coteaux Bourguignon and Beaujolais Village. Fermented whole cluster. The grapes of the Coteaux Bourguignons come from vines cultivated by the domain Armand Heitz in the communes of Meursault and Volnay. The grapes of the Beaujolais Villages come from the gamay on hillsides with excellent exposure in Pruzilly. Pinot noir is cultivated on basic claylimestone soils. Gamay is cultivated on acid schist soils (blue stone).
Tasting Notes: Energy, mouth-fillng, tasty, less than expected from the fine nose, but this is well proportioned and still a tasty glass – finishing more floral.
Food Recommendation: Grilled fish, Lobster.