Andrew Guard

2016 Santenay Rouge 1er Cru 'Clos des Mouches', David Moreau

The 2016 Santenay Clos des Mouches again brings together power, tension and energy. This release has a precise, detailed, slightly floral bouquet with black cherries and hints of cassis, the oak neatly woven with the fruit. Very attractive. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannin and a keen line of acidity. This is seriously excellent Burgundy.

David Moreau is perhaps the great discovery of 2014 for me - 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 vitculture is raisonné - watch this space