2020 Comtesse de Cherisey 'La Genelotte' 1er Cru Rouge Blagny
Winemaker Notes: This dazzling premier cru hails from Blagny, the AOC situated up above neighbors Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. Vigneron Laurent Martelet macerates the grapes just long enough to capture their fragrance and body, and never over-extracts. Much like our hero Pierre Boillot in Gevrey-Chambertin, Laurent doesn’t make a lot of noise and is quite content to quietly labor in his vines and cellar producing great wine for its sake alone. His wines sure do speak boisterously, especially with a few years of bottle age.
Intensely perfumed with violets, roses, plums, and exotic spices, la Genelotte has the grace, finesse, and precision of a dancer—a famous ballerina in the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite comes to mind. There is a dreamy, ethereal side to this beauty. —Dixon Brooke
|Winery||Comtesse de Cherisey|
|Grape Varietals||Pinot Noir|