By: Sharon Kelly
K&L Staff Member
How does one produce delicious, pleasantly crafted wine at this price point – from Burgundy no less? If you’re a top producer in the region, with access to good fruit and a solid team behind you, it can be done, as demonstrated by the Drouhin family. This blend of fruit from different vineyards is pure, easy-drinking Pinot Noir and it’s under $16. So how does it taste? Think wild strawberry, raspberry, some red currant perhaps, and a very mild hint of black pepper on the palate. Being from the hot and dry 2015 vintage there is plenty of fruit here but it’s fresh and alive, not jammy and vibrant acidity is there to balance it all out. This will knock your socks off in terms of drinkability and price. It is a wonderful option for those backyard summer soirees or as an everyday red with your weeknight dinner. Put a slight chill on this one to really make those fresh flavors sing.