Guenin Envers de Val Desseaux
Lovely plump nose – plum with a nice confected element. Really vinous first sip. Engaging, rich but refined and precise. The texture is what this is always about – elegant with this amazing pithy, saline element. The next day this rises way above what I was expecting. A hint of prune with a nice fleshy Pinot backbone. The palate has an amazing freshness and fleshiness, with loads of juicy depth and this bite of salty fruit and just a hint of orange peel.
A family of winemakers with a history that can be traced back to the 1600s, Guenin are based in village of Essoyes, in the heart of the Côte des Bar. Today the Maison is operated by 11th generation vigneron, Sebastien Guenin, who created his first cuvee in 2015 after a wine education that saw him gain experience across France.
100% Pinot Noir