VIGNERONS DE BUXY
Vignerons de Buxy is a leading quality oriented cooperative winery made up of more than 100 family vineyards spread across the Côte Chalonnaise, south of the Côte d’Or, and has been a leading source for delicious and well-priced wines from these varied terroirs for more than 80 years. Beyond the ability to share the cost of expensive winemaking and bottling equipment, this joint approach to wine production contributes to better quality as neighbouring vineyards operators are more inclined to share information and best practices, rather than seeing neighbouring properties as competitors.
COTE CHALONNAISE PINOT NOIR “MILLEBUIS”
Following harvest grapes were sorted by hand, allowed to soak on the skins for 15-20 days ahead of gentle pressing and alcoholic fermentation. The wine was allowed to mature in a combination of new and 5-year-old barrels before final blending and bottling. The result is a full, rich and ripe Pinot Noir that you can enjoy now, or allow to evolve over the next 2-4 years.
Fuller and more modern styles of Pinot Noir like this are incredibly versatile reds, working well with everything from chicken, pork and salmon to comfortable weeknight meals like pizza, pasta and burgers. If you’re looking to elevate the food match for this wine, consider serving it with chicken or pork in a cherry and port wine pan sauce.
“The limestone and marl soils of the Côte Chalonnaise were formed some 160-220 million years ago and represent some of the oldest in Burgundy. The reds produced here are noted for their structure and firm tannins. Aromatic and earthy on the nose with red cherry and strawberry tones, this will be a nice match for roast beef with a mushroom sauce.” (LCBO Vintages Tasting Panel)
Producer: Vignerons de Buxy
Wine: Côte Chalonnaise Pinot Noir “Millebuis”
Origin: Burgundy, France
LCBO #: 446278