Aloxe-Corton: Domaine François Gay & Fils 2017

This beguiling red Burgundy hails from a small, family-run estate in the North of the Côte de Beaune and is made from pure Pinot Noir that is hand harvested at optimum maturity. With attractive forest floor and mushroom scents and a complex palate of dark hedgerow fruit supported by fine-grained tannins this will make a fine match for classic Gallic dishes such as boeuf bourguignon or coq au vin.

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Tasting Notes

Father and son team, François and Pascal Gay are based in Chorey-les-Beaune. Their Aloxe-Corton displays a bouquet of ripe hedgerow berries preceding a sleek palate of rich, dark fruit with a glossy 'cassis' core and pitchy tannins that will soften with age. This wine should age well for at least a decade but is already approachable now - if decanted.

About this wine
StyleRed Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionBurgundy, Côte de Beaune
Grape Variety (Cépage)Pinot Noir
Food & Wine MatchingBeef, Chicken and Turkey
CellarageDrink 2019 - 2026.
VinificationHand harvested grapes are vinified and then matured in oak barrels for 18 months prior to a light filtration and bottling.
Alcohol By Volume (%)13

Domaine François Gay & Fils

Domaine François Gay consists of seven hectares of vines around the village of Chorey-Lès-Beaune. Just 3,400 cases are produced each year, mostly sold to French restaurants and local customers, which means there is only a small amount available for export. Following his recent retirement, the domaine is now run by François' son Pascal, although François still assists in the winemaking process.

The wines produced by Domaine François Gay et Fils are expressive of the terroir, powerful and fruit-forward, yet with detail and complexity, and which improve with age - it is their intention to produce 'pleasure wines.'


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