From: Burgundy, France
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Morin deftly explains why Chablis is more famous than Chitry. In the early 20th century, a farmer earned more with cherries than with grapes. Because it's located in a natural amphitheater, cherries ripen better in Chitry, plus it's a bit closer to the larger town of Auxerre. As time progressed, most growers in Chitry chose to grow cherries, while those in Chablis were "obliged" to stick with grapes. Despite all this, the Morin family has always been dedicated to grape growing. Olivier's grandfather was the first person to plant Chardonnay, and his father was the first to estate bottled wines in Chitry.
Morin's Chitry Rouge is a beautiful expression of Pinot Noir from the Yonne, the very northern part of Burgundy that is far more famous for Chardonnay. Sustainably farmed and naturally vinified just like his whites, this Pinot Noir is a delicious red Burgundy at a reasonable price, which is always a rare proposition when 'red' and 'Burgundy' are on the same label.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of red cherry, red roses, pomegranate jam, light spice. Moderate, but silky tannins; great balance, fresh, elegant, and juicy. This wine showed up at our door ready to be enjoyed, and enjoy it we will!
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