Wine Review – 2007 Domaine Gachot-Monot Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France

Winery: Domaine Gachot-Monot GachotRedux

Bottling: 2007 Bourgogne Rouge AOC

Importer: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Region: France

Sub-Region: Burgundy

Estimated Retail Price: $20

Purchase Details: Purchased directly from Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant in Berkeley California for $19.95.

Tasting Notes: I’ve seen many roses that have darker hues than this wine.  Very pretty reddish pink tint.  On the nose, aromas of cherry, herb, lavender and roses.  In the mouth more cherry, mineral, strawberry and a really distinct sandalwood, rose water, perfumed finish.

I’ve had several vintages of this domaine’s Bourgogne and their Cotes de Nuits Villages now and they tend to be on the leaner side and have a floral and elegant style that is pretty consistent year after year.  I wasn’t too crazy about them in the beginning because I thought they were too austere, but now I’m really into the style of their wines.

Food Pairing & Context in Which to Enjoy: There are a lot of subtleties to this wine so to really appreciate it fully, I would enjoy the wine on its own.

GachotWinery & Other Background Information: The estate of Domaine Gachot-Monot is spread out over three communes in the Cotes de Nuits – Corgoloin, Comblanchien and the Nuits St. Georges.  This particular Bourgogne comes from parcels that sit on the Corgoloin and Comblanchien communes.  Vigneron Damien Gachot has twice been awarded the “Jeunes Talents” trophy for his recognition as one of the best young talents in 2003 and again 2006.

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