Santenay ‘Vieilles Vignes’ Rouge Domaine Bachey Legros 2022

£35.00 (75cl)

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The Santenay "Vieilles Vignes" Rouge Domaine Bachey Legros 2022 is a red Burgundy wine from the Santenay appellation, located in the Côte de Beaune region of France. Domaine Bachey-Legros' 2022 Santenay "Vieilles Vignes" Rouge whispers of tradition. Crafted from Pinot Noir grapes that wisdom whispers are older vines, it promises a touch more concentration in its flavor profile. Expect a bouquet bursting with red fruits like cherries and raspberries, perhaps tinged with a hint of plum and a touch of floral elegance. On the palate, it's likely to be a captivating dance of intensity, boasting firm tannins and a satisfying weight. This is a wine for those who appreciate the classic soul of Burgundy, a bottle that hints at the secrets it will reveal with time.

Tasting note

The 2022 Bachey-Legros Santenay "Vieilles Vignes" is a brooding Pinot Noir initially, revealing red fruit, spice, and earth with coaxing. The medium-bodied palate shows impressive concentration, firm tannins, and bright acidity. Flavors of red fruit and earth linger on the persistent finish. Approachable now, but this Santenay has cellaring potential.

Food pairing

This Pinot Noir is an earthy symphony waiting to be played alongside a perfectly roasted duck. Imagine the crisp skin yielding to your touch, the rich, gamey meat begging for a sip of the wine's bright cherry and spice notes. Each bite would be a dance between the savoury and the sweet, the tannins in the wine acting as a conductor, ensuring everything stays perfectly in tune. But duck isn't the only melody this Santenay can harmonize with. Grilled lamb chops, crusted with rosemary and garlic, would be another delightful partner. The smokiness from the grill would be a playful counterpoint to the wine's earthiness, while the lamb's inherent richness would find a welcome foil in the wine's acidity. For the adventurous eaters, a platter of charcuterie and cheese could be the perfect canvas for this Pinot Noir's artistry. Imagine slices of salty prosciutto dancing on your tongue, followed by a bite of creamy Comté. The wine's tannins would act like a brushstroke, cleansing your palate between bites and allowing you to fully appreciate the symphony of flavours. No matter what you choose, remember, this Santenay is a food-loving wine. So, ditch the formalities, grab a fork, and let the culinary adventure begin.

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.