Les Heritiers Saint-Genys Santenay 1er Cru 'La Maladiere' Rouge 2016Regular price £35.95
Garnet red with fragrant raspberry and cherry-scented fruit which is ripe and concentrated. The brilliant fruit-forward style is matched with some gamey Burgundian complexity married with a tight-knit but supple structure and classic Beaune acidity.
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Roast pheasant or Guinea Fowl, Grilled meat
Burgundy is renowned for a jigsaw of small plots, fitting side by across the rolling cotes and cru with many different owners - the result of equal inheritance. While some heirs want to make wine, others prefer to live their lives elsewhere, meaning their plots go unloved. Enter Patrice du Jeu, a Parisian restaurateur with the dynamism and energy to revive such plots. Together with family and friends, he managed to buy several parcels in excellent terroirs of the Côte de Beaune including Santenay, Chassagne Montrachet and Mercurey. Joining with white Burgundy expert Jean-Baptise Alinc the wines of these heirs - Les Héritiers - are both technically competent and beautifully crafted.