Andrew Guard

2016 Bourgogne Pinot Noir, David Moreau

The 2016 Bourgogne Pinot Noir, which sees no new oak, offers subtle hints of blue fruit on the playful nose, a lifted, perfumed bouquet with floral scents filtering through the raspberry and crushed strawberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with nice depth, importantly it is quite sensual in style with a long, pretty finish

David Moreau isis a great discovery - for now he has taken over part of his grandfather’s domaine in Santenay and has produced wines there since 2009. He has an impeccable winemaking resume having worked on white wines with Olivier Lamy (Domaine Hubert Lamy) and was apprenticed to Domaine de la Romanée Conti where he learnt a thing or two about red wine..He also worked for a short time in New Zealand at Neudorf.

David has made very significant changes in both viticulture and vinification since 2009 all designed to produce the very best wine possible regardless of cost. He has relatively old vines that are mostly pruned by cordon royat to minimise vigour, and the viticulture is raisonné - watch this space