This is a lovely, classic Burgundian Pinot Noir. Six generations of the Bachey-Legros familyhave worked on this small domaine, the character of the wines coming from theold vines - the vines in the walled Clos des Hâtes vineyard, surrounded bySantenay Premier Cru sites, were planted in 1935. The low-yielding vines and terroir translateinto very concentrated grapes.
Fruits including red cherries,blackcurrants and raspberries dominate the nose and there is a hint of that familiar vegetable aroma found in developing top class Burgundies. On the palate black fruits give way to sweet,ripe, red fruits on a lovely long finish; the texture is sublime, very smooth,the wine medium-bodied, the acidity still relatively crisp but will soften further and the tannins are evident but fine.
This wine drinks very well now but the smoky tannins, acidity and rich fruits indicate that it will develop further in the bottle.
Colour: Red 100% Pinot Noir