Dark ruby colour with purple highlights. The nose is very open, with notes of small black fruit and vanilla on a finely woody background. Fresh on the palate, supple and round. A lively and structured wine, with tannins that are present but coated. The finish is tart.
Red Burgundy is mainly produced in three French departments: Yonne, Côte d’Or and Saône-et-Loire. It is the northernmost part of that region that produces great red wines. The Pinot Noir varietal is at the basis of all red Burgundy appellations, from the most modest to the most prestigious.
Maison Champy is the oldest wine company in Burgundy from 1720. The winery, which has been declared a historic monument by UNESCO, was designed by the famed architect, Gustave Eiffel. It was at Maison Champy where renowned scientist, Louis Pasteur set up a laboratory and developed the pasteurization method.
Maison Champy owns 52 acres of vineyards, including holdings in Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Clos de Bully in Pernand-Vergelessess, and Beaune 1er Cru Aux Cras. These prized vineyards, among others owned by Champy, are farmed organically in order to showcase the true character of the terroir in the wines.
Champy has worked for many years with the goal of crafting the best possible expression of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from each unique terroir.