Domaine Muzard - Santenay Maladiere 1er Cru - red - 2015 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“Full and ripe, this is a rich wine. Its structure is well embedded in the generous red fruits while the wood aging shows in the touch of smokiness. This full wine has a good future.” Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast
Polished, young Santenay with notably silky tannins from an excellent vintage and a producer with an understandably high reputation. The purity of the aromatic red-berry fruit is matched to a subtly smoky, meaty, savoury quality and toasty, coffeeish oak.
In the region of Santenay, the Muzard name is highly recognized for the quality of the wines made by the estate. Their wines always show bright, attractive fruit in youth, and they have the structure needed for serious aging as well. The Muzard brothers share a vision for producing wholesome wines; and they also understand the work required to make those wines.
The family can trace their local roots as far back as 1645 – nine generations. Lucien Muzard was the father of Claude and Herve who are the Domaine’s current owners. It took him 5 years to pull off, clear and replant his 5 hectares of vines. Currently, the 16 hectares of the estate are planted with 10 ha in first growths, 5 in “villages” and 1 in regional appellation.
All the soils are worked, under the row only, and crop-covering is used between the rows on the steep hillsides, and on all the surface planted on south-facing hills. Herbicides have been abandoned for more than 10 years and the first treatments labeled “AB” (organic agriculture) date back to 2008, which was a difficult year.
From: France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune, Santenay
Variety: Pinot Noir