Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Wine of the Week - David Renaud Irancy

Inspired by our recent visit to the Domaine, this week's featured wine is David Renaud's Irancy. Most northerly of the Cote d’Or AOCs, Irancy is a 100% red wine appellation devoted to the production of Pinot Noir. Unlike other Burgundian AOCs however, a small percentage (no more than 10%) of one other black grape, the lively, tannic, and noble César, is permitted into the blend for wines labeled Irancy. This wine is clean and fresh, with raspberry and crushed-strawberry on the nose. The palate is a little chewy on the front with red cherry and a light earthiness on the palate. A slightly edgy tannic finish.   


Sometimes referred to as the red wine of Chablis, Irancy is the most northerly of the Cote d’Or AOCs, a 100% red wine appellation devoted to the production of Pinot Noir. David Renaud’s domaine, which has been in his family for four generations, sits on 11 hectares under vine on soils of Kimmeridgean marl and brown limestone. It unfurls within the best territories in Irancy, Vincelottes and Cravant, at altitudes ranging from 150-250 meters. “I like to think of myself as an orchestra conductor,” says Renaud, “who is able to create beautiful compositions thanks to the talented people working with and around me.” He continues: “Without these people wine would not exist, and I would not be a winemaker.”

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