French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Besancenot 2011 Beaune Premier Cru Theurons
  • French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Besancenot 2011 Beaune Premier Cru Theurons
  • French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Besancenot 2011 Beaune Premier Cru Theurons

Domaine Besancenot
2011 Beaune Premier Cru Theurons

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A wonderful example of a classic Burgundy Pinot Noir. Combine with other Beaune premiers crus from Domaine Besancenot for an instant introduction to the subtleties of French terroirs and vintages.

  • Delightful for its very expressive, complex nose with smoke, mineral notes and toast, along with black cherries, cocoa, and meaty animal scents, and also for an excellent balance of rich, concentrated fruit, appetizing acidity, and moderate tannins. The long finish is marked by lingering grip and a resurgence of tartness. Distinctive and delicious already, but four to five more years in bottle (to around 2018–2019) will likely reveal greater depths. Worth cellaring.

    Food pairing: Duck; venison; other game or fowl; roasted chicken; earthy, mushroom-scented dishes

  • Rich in aromas of fennel, thyme, and strawberries with plenty of grip on the palate that lasts through to the finish. Opulent fruit will be the star of the show in the years to come, with spice a supporting player.

    Food pairing: Pork chops

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Domaine Besancenot

Domaine Besancenot

Successful women winemakers? Just look at Thérèse Besancenot! Heiress to six generations of winemakers, Thérèse, along with brother Dominique, took over her father’s domaine in 2006, and has since been written up by the BBC, Vintages magazine, and the Globe and Mail. “Wine is a passion,” says Thérèse. “It comes from the heart.”

Details
Producer:Domaine Besancenot
Region:Burgundy
Year:2011
Maturity:2016-2020
Alcohol:13%
Bottle size:750ml
Color:Red
Varietal:Pinot Noir
Flavors:Cherry, Mineral, Earth
Body:Medium
Soul:Rich