Olivier Morin - Bourgogne Rouge 'Circonstance' 2016
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As the world grows a little warmer every season, colder regions in the north of Burgundy such as Chitry seem more and more promising.
As we mentioned in our notes for the white Chitry by Morin, this region of Burgundy yields steely, mineral whites akin to Chablis due to the close proximity. The Pinots are lovely and fresh, but also have plenty of varietal character. As always, the grapes are hand-harvested, fermented with wild yeasts, and the wines are bottled with only a tiny dose of SO2.
Just as Olivier lost most of his Chardonnay in 2016, his Pinot Noir was similarly struck by hail and frost. He usually makes a few red cuvées, but due to the circumstances, he bought grapes from other organic winemakers in the region and blended their fruit together with his to create a one off "Circonstance". We can only allocate 12 bottles online, but we'd love for you to have a try.
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Terroir: Kimmeridgian (limestone)
Winemaking: Aged in stainless steel tanks and neutral barrels
Certification: Practicing biodynamic
Drinking Window: 2017-2024
Burgundy is a region packed full of so many superstar producers that it's easy to overlook the many humble winemakers making stunning wines in quieter parts of the appellation.
Olivier Morin is one of these producers who, despite receiving rave scores in La Revue du vin de France, the notoriously critical French wine review, still remains hugely under the radar.
All the better for us, and for our customers. Olivier's wines are spectacularly well priced, and offer immense value. They'll develop wonderfully over the next few years.