Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Pinot Noir.
Tasting notes: Gorgeous red colour. The nose is expressive, fresh and crisp with aromas of jelly followed by notes of baked goods. Remarkably fresh, round start to the palate with good balance. Lovely structure that boasts good length and very well-integrated nuances of oak and spices from the barrel ageing. This magnificent example of the typicity of Pinot Noir.
About the winery: The Delaunay story is absolutely unique!
25 years earlier, the Delaunay family sold the family premium wine estate. A couple of years ago, Laurent Delaunay, the 5th generation of a family of winemakers and négociants, is re-appropriating his family’s history!
After a few years of intense work at the cellar by Laurent, we can tell : Delaunay is back on the very front of the scene with nicest appellations, superb juices.
The Revival of the House
The revival of the House of Edouard Delaunay began three years ago when Laurent, great grandson of the founder, bought back the winery, brand and cellar and added them to Chateau de Charmont, in the Hautes Cotes de Nuits, purchased in 2007.
His ambition has been to return it to its former glory and make Edouard Delaunay a leading Burgundian wine house once more. He has done that, and then some!
Purity and precision are the two keywords for us. My philosophy is really: listening, reading the terroir and the vines’ condition, trying to understand, and gently accompanying the natural evolution of the wine.
The 3 IWC trophy of best wine maker won by Christophe Briotet, the wine maker of Maison Edouard Delaunay. He is the only one in the world to have one such trophy for 3 consecutive years.
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