Description

When Jean-Claude Thevenet took over the estate from his father in 1971 their holdings were a mere eight acres; he was already then in the process of building the domaine to its current size of 75 acres with vineyards centered on their village of Pierreclos at the heart of the Maconnais.  In addition to working their own vineyards, the Thevenet family, for three generations, has also conducted a successful nursery business producing fine quality grape vines for many family-owned domaines in Burgundy and in Champagne. This is Thevenet’s sole red wine, a soil-driven single-vineyard Pinot from the southern reaches of Burgundy. Chewy and sappy on the palate, the wine alternates vivid impressions of Bing cherries, tangy raspberries, soft tannins, and dusty limestone soil, and bright minerals, balancing acidity, and appetizing bitter herbal notes carry the wine to its long, savory finish.