2015 Chateau de la Charriere Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune

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Château de la Charrière is one of our most popular direct import producers and a label that easily represents the best bang for your buck we carry in Burgundy. Formerly run by Yves Girardin, the business is now run by his young son Benoit, who definitely has modernized the winemaking a bit since his first vintage in 2011. Whereas the wines were a bit funky and rustic previously, the past few vintages are much cleaner; showcasing the pureness of the pinot noir by de-stemming completely so as to remove tannic structure. The 2015 vintage represents their best wines to date, in our opinion.

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Staff Image By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/12/2017 | Send Email
Chateau de la Charriere never disappoints. The 2015 vintage has resulted in an abundance of red berries, a slightly earthier component than the Bourgogne Rouge (which sold out quickly!) some black currant notes and smooth as silk tannins. Fresh, balanced and very easy to drink, I suspect this one will sell out too, especially at this price.

Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/22/2017 | Send Email
Since 2011, when the new generation took over at Charriere, the wines at the chateau have become cleaner, fresher, and more concentrated with ripe fruit flavor. They're de-stemming more of the fruit, which is lessening the funkier, earthier notes, and enhancing more of the juiciness of their fantastic pinot noir grapes. 2015 in particular is a benchmark year for Charriere, and it's one that will truly highlight just how good of a deal our import program is providing. The Hautes Cotes de Beaune expression is made from 60-70 year old vines, has gobs of red cherry flavor, and is absolutely delicious from front to back. You're getting true Burgundian character from a great vintage for less than twenty bucks. With the 2016 frost vintage looming around the corner, I'd recommend loading up big here.

Staff Image By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/8/2017 | Send Email
For those of you who enjoyed his Bourgogne Pinot Noir we had earlier in the year, this is a similar styled wine with just with a bit more complexity and depth. Despite its price, this wine comes from vines that average 60 years old. Very bright high-toned fruit with lots of red cherry and strawberry flavors, which are followed by a crunchy, spicy finish!

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Varietal:

Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5