2016 Chateau de la Charriere Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune

SKU #1385720

The Girardin family has been cultivating vineyards for 13 generations and acquired the Château de la Charrière in 2003. Winery note: "Ruby red color. The nose is fruity. The mouth is well-balanced with a good and balanced tannic structure."


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By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/27/2019 | Send Email
Red cherries galore in the nose of this wine! It is so fresh and bright on the palate with lots of fresh strawberries, some cranberry and a delicate spicy nuance. Fantastic Bourgogne rouge for under $20? Believe it. Stock up while you can.

By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/4/2019 | Send Email
Another great value from Chateau de la Charriere! The 2016 vintage of the Bourgogne is leaner than the 2015, but more classic for the region. The fruit is bright and tart with wild cherry as the dominate note. Subtle oak spice and just a touch of smoke add depth to the wine. Good value for 2016 Burgundy!

By: Will Blakely | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/3/2019 | Send Email
These wines are always such a pleasure to drink. Cherry blossoms and underbrush on the nose. Ripe cherry and juicy cranberry give way to flavors of deep earth and subtle spice. The finish is long and satisfying. Exquisite wine for a reasonable price.​

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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.
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.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5