Santenay ‘Clos des Hates Vieilles Vignes’ Rouge Domaine Bachey Legros 2022

£36.00 (75cl)

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SKU: BUBA0722B

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This 2022 Santenay rouge from Domaine Bachey-Legros emerges from the esteemed "Clos des Hates" vineyard, known for its quality Pinot Noir grapes. Crafted from old vines ("Vieilles Vignes"), it promises concentrated flavors and complexity. Look for a young wine with vibrant energy. Expect aromas of red fruits like cherry and raspberry, possibly accented by earthy notes and hints of spice. On the palate, the medium body should be balanced by lively acidity and fine tannins. The juicy fruit flavors will likely take center stage, potentially complemented by a touch of minerality. While approachable in its youth, this Domaine Bachey-Legros has the potential to age gracefully. Consider cellaring it for a few years to allow the flavors to fully mature and its complexity to emerge.

Tasting note

This young Pinot Noir from Domaine Bachey-Legros likely shows aromas of red fruit like cherry and raspberry, possibly with hints of earth and spice. On the palate, expect medium body with bright acidity and fine tannins. The fruit flavors should carry through, potentially joined by notes of minerality. Due to the vintage and old vine characteristics, the wine might be approachable now but could benefit from some cellaring to fully develop its complexity.

Food pairing

This young Domaine Bachey-Legros Pinot Noir begs for food partners. Its medium body and lively acidity make it a great match for earthy dishes like roasted vegetables, mushrooms, or game meats. Roasted poultry with rich sauces, and hard cheeses like Gruyere or Gouda are also classic pairings. Feeling adventurous? Explore salmon with bold sauces, lentil stews, or pizzas with flavourful toppings.

About the producer

The quality and style of the Bachey-Legros wines are deeply interlinked with the history of the family which spans 6 generations, as far back as the 19th century, with
each successive generation of family passing on unique heritage and philosophy. Today, a new chapter is being written in the family history, where the passion of the
current generation brothers, Lénaïc and Samuel Legros, diligently tend to 18 hectares of prime vineyard holdings which have expanded with each subsequent
generation. Boasting an array of old vines planted between 1935 and 1955, on some of the best sites in Santenay, Chassagne-Montrachet, and Les Maranges, where
the finest qualities of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have been lovingly tended to, decade after decade. These low yielding vines, with deeply anchored roots and
concentrated fruit, provide the foundation which with loving care and hard work, produce top quality wines, exhibiting power and elegance in equal measure, imbued
with a strong regional identity. The whites are gently pressed with fermentation at low temperatures and transferred to barrel on lees for 12 – 15 months with
bâtonnage performed regularly until the onset of malolactic fermentation. The reds are naturally powerful, with their vinification style favouring roundness and purity of
fruit, hence gentle handling and extraction are de rigueur.