It's a treat to have high quality Burgundy grace our tables. Burgundy is one of the greatest pleasures in life and often provides us with a joy that is hard to be matched by other wines. These bottles from Domaine Seguin-Manuel raise the bar of what to expect from Bourgogne of any color. The Domaine of Seguin-Manuel was established in the Côte-d'Or in the early 1800s and has since been producing some of the most breathtaking expressions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. They are ingrained with an understanding of the craft that can only come with years of dedication and generations of winemaking. For those of you who are fans of the classics this is going to be right up your alley.
One of the most balanced expressions of Bourgogne Blanc we’ve had, this wine is exceptional in every sense of the word. These Chardonnay grapes are sourced predominantly from a site in Meursault, which is exciting to hear if you know a thing or two about Burgundy. If you’re not as familiar with Burgundy, the Meursault region is considered to produce some of the best Chardonnay in the world. Aged and fermented partially for 10 months in oak casks, a subtle creminess gives way to bright refreshing acidity. This wine is the perfect aperitif, or just begging to be paired with oysters and a second course of grilled sea bass.
The Burgundy region is known for two things, high quality breathtaking Chardonnay and world class Pinot Noir. It wouldn’t be a trip to Burgundy without sampling some of the most elegant and structured Pinot Noir in the world. Considering that Burgundy is the birthplace of the Pinot Noir grape, you can expect a deeper understanding than other Pinot Noir producing regions around the world. Bourgogne Rouge is known to provide some of the most nuanced expressions, varying from the austere and strong, to the more delicate and floral. These varying expressions from site to site have made many wine drinkers lifelong lovers of the Burgundy region. Good red Burgundy can provide a transportive experience, giving even the most seasoned of wine drinkers a deeper appreciation of Burgundy’s complex terroir.
Such a generous offering from the Seguin-Manuel, This Bourgogne Rouge is overflowing with bright red fruit and herbal floral notes. After its 14-day fermentation, the wine is partly matured in French oak casks for 10 months before bottling. Elegant, driven fruit, is the main player in this bottle. Pull the cork on this one now, it is ready to drink. We could suggest this with a variety of dishes, from lighter pork dishes to semi-firm cheeses like gruyere, but we are a sucker for Red Burgundy and good roast chicken. Place a whole bird in the oven, cook some potatoes in the schmaltz, and let the magic of Burgundy unfold.