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Chavy-Chouet La Taupe Bourgogne Rouge

Chavy-Chouet
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionBurgundy
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionBourgogne
Drinking Window
GrapesPinot Noir
Wine Description:
Nestled near the esteemed Château de Pommard, the Chavy-Chouet LA TAUPE Bourgogne Rouge AOC draws its essence from a two-hectare vineyard of Pinot Noir vines, planted in the 1950s at an impressive density of 10,000 vines per hectare. Meticulous hand-harvesting ensures only the ripest grapes reach the winery, where they are gently pressed and undergo spontaneous fermentation on the skins. Following this natural process, the wine matures for 10 months in traditional Burgundian barrels, or "Pièces," with 10% of these barrels being new oak. Read more
Pros:
  • Elegant and refined flavor profile
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Cons:
  • Limited complexity compared to higher-tier Burgundy wines
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User Rating:

3.8
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Expert Rating:

3.8

Wine Expert Note:

Chavy-Chouet La Taupe Bourgogne Rouge is a delightful red wine from the Burgundy region of France. This wine showcases the classic characteristics of a Bourgogne Rouge, offering a harmonious balance of fruit, acidity, and tannins. On the nose, you can expect aromas of ripe red berries, such as cherries and raspberries, accompanied by subtle hints of earthiness and spice. The palate is elegant and well-structured, with a medium body and smooth, velvety tannins. The fruit flavors persist on the palate, complemented by a touch of oak that adds complexity and depth. This wine is best enjoyed slightly chilled, around 14-16°C (57-61°F), and pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes. It can be a great companion to grilled meats, roasted poultry, or even mushroom-based dishes. Its versatility makes it a fantastic choice for both casual gatherings and more formal occasions. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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