This is what I’m talking about! Here’s why it pays to deep-dive through producers’ books and talk to the guys and gals who know the wine…you come across deals like this!! This tiny 17-acre domaine, founded in 2016, has holdings split over several different AOCs, including 1er Cru holdings in Maranges and Rully, and farming is done according to organic principles. The quality-price-ratio on these wines is just incredible…it’s truly introductory Burgundy worth buying!
2017 Domaine Antoine Reniaume Hautes-Cotes-de-Beaune Rouge-This pours out a medium ruby/garnet hue. The initial nosing is wild and rather exciting, with pomegranate, cherry, a distinctive earthy quality, hints of cured meat, and a light floral character. It’s not super intense, but it’s quite pleasant. On the palate, it’s silky and medium-bodied, with tart black cherry, strawberry, and subtle forest floor flavors. The fruit is subtle and balanced, not overly intense, but there’s an underlying weight and seeming sweetness to it that is quite attractive. This medium-weight, subtle Pinot has a lot to recommend it. It’s got a nice blend fruit and more savory characters, an elegance balanced by a slight rusticity, and a character that speaks to the terroir that created it. It’s small-production, organically-farmed Red Burgundy that’s estate-grown, from 55-year-old vines. Considering all that, it’s an absolute, out-and-out steal. It gains intensity with air by the second glass, with riper and more intense fruit. Give it a little bit of air!
$21.99/bottle with a $.30 Fuel Saver!!
2017 Domaine Antoine Reniaume Maranges “Les Clos Roussots” 1er Cru–1er cru red Burgundy for under $30? That’s absolutely, positively bonkers! This pours a medium ruby/garnet hue. The nose here is a touch riper, more fruit-forward, and just a bit more intense, with spiced black cherries, warm earth, and lilting floral notes. On the palate, this has a lovely raspberry and strawberry fruit character to it, with the sweetness of fresh berries, a soft, supple mouthfeel, and a slightly rustic earthy character. Plentiful, perky, fresh acidity. Compared to the HCdB, this is a bit fuller, a bit riper, a bit warmer. Excellent value for the money!
$26.99/bottle with a $.30 Fuel Saver!!
Folks, if affordable Burgundy (or Pinot Noir in general) is your thing, come on down and see us! You won’t find these anywhere else in town. And with gas going up again, the Fuel Saver makes it a win-win…who loves ya?!