Roc Breïa Pinot Noir 2022


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Region: Maconnais
Grapes: Pinot Noir
First Glance: Spiced, Dark Fruits, Muscular, Fine Tannin

The Wine:
The Roc Breïa Pinot Noir vines are a touch younger than the Chardonnay and were planted between 1970 and 1985. This wine is vinified with some 50% whole bunches, followed by maturation in used 500-litre barrels. As with the white, Dancer makes a rigorous barrel selection, eliminating anything he doesn’t like from the final blend. It’s a wonderfully elegant Pinot and a great reminder of what the Mâconnais can deliver from this variety. And why not? It’s Burgundy, after all, with clay-limestone soils. This is already drinking well, yet it nonetheless benefits from plenty of air. Decant, serve and fall in love.

The Review:
William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
"Théo Dancer's 2022 Pinot Noir is rather deep and muscular this year, opening in the glass with aromas of plummy fruit and sweet spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, deep and primary palate framed by sweet, powdery tannins. It's matured in used 500-liter barrels."