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Didier Meuzard Ratafia de Bourgogne NV

Only three cases of this Kermit Lynch Imported Burgundian dessert wine made it to Chicago!
Winemaker's Notes
"Master Distiller Didier Meuzard's goal was to change the perception of Ratafia from rustic to elegant, harsh to gentle. Working with some top growers in the Cote de Nuits, Didier takes freshly harvested Pinot Noir and Gamay grapes and puts them in tank, exactly as if he were going to make a red wine. The trick is to prevent the juice from beginning to ferment! As soon as Didier tastes fermentation on the horizon, he presses off the juice from the skins and then cuts it with a third of his own one-year-old fine. The spirit kills the yeast and the ratafia is born! Didier puts it in old enameled tanks for several months, constantly tasting. When all is harmonious, he bottles his tank, by hand, one bottle at a time. The result is aromas of earth, red Burgundy, and fresh fruit, with only the slightest hint of the fine, which stays in the background and lets the fruit do the talking. The palate is soft and velvety, and the sweetness is tamed and enhanced by the fine, with all coming together seamlessly. You can drink it with dessert, certainly, but you can also do as Didier suggests and just drink it on its own. Didier does recommend drinking it at cellar temperature, with just the slightest chill. There's no need to finish the bottle with any great haste. It will keep several months once opened, much like a great port."
$
3799
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~11 bottlesCheck all Stores

Santini Freres "Ton Rouge" Coteaux Bourguignons 2015

89 Our Score
(6/2018) "Chris Santini is the office manager for Kermit Lynch's Burgundy office. What better way to learn the business of making the best "natural wines" one can find? Have you ever wanted to taste a blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir? That's exactly what Chris is blending up in this Coteaux Bourguignons, here under his Santini Freres negociant label based out of Auxey-Duresses. The 70/30 blend is lovely in a ripe even vintage like 2015, offering an abundance of crunchy red fruit, appealing earthy mushroom notes and savory herbal hints at the finish. A dry polished red with fresh acidity, light tannin and a fun charm begging to be chilled down for a summer picnic or outdoor concert. Charcuterie? Pork Chops? Bring it on!"
$
1599
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
Out of stock
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