- Domaine Ghislaine Barthod
- Pinot Noir
- 2016 - 2022
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, January 2014
Always a winner, this is as fine an example of high class Bourgogne Rouge as one can find. Crisp open red currant Pinot aromas, this is beautifully fresh and lively, with masses of grace. A forward, open style to give lots of youthful pleasure.
Burghound, January 2014,
An exceptionally fresh, cool and bright nose of red berries and earth leads to tension-filled and detailed middle weight flavors that possess unusually good depth and length for a wine at this level. One to buy by the case as it would make for a great house red. Drink 2015+
Jancis Robinson, January 2014,
Bright, mildly medicinal red fruit. Scented and juicy and wonderfully fresh on the palate. Much pleasure already but the fine tannins and crisp acidity are holding everything in tightly at the moment. Drink 2016-2025
Domaine Ghislaine Barthod
Exquisitely pure, ethereal, and terroir-driven, Ghislaine’s wines also have wonderful mineral raciness. The domaine was originally created by Marcel Noëllat, Ghislaine’s maternal grandfather. After attending viticultural college in Beaune in the 1980s, she began assisting her father, Gaston Barthod, at the family domaine. Her straightforward, no-nonsense approach helped introduce a sorting table, extended lees contact, a gentle cold soak before fermentation, and domaine bottling. All this enabled greater control over the quality of fruit, texture of tannins, and purity of flavours. The results have been year upon year of magical masterpieces from Chambolle Musigny. Along with her partner Louis Boillot, today she is joined in the vineyard and cellar by their son, Clément.
This blanket regional appellation can apply to wines throughout Burgundy (60% of the area's production) as long as they comply with regulations relating to grape type, yield and alcohol content. Reds and roses are from Pinot Noir or Gamay. Whites are Chardonnay. They are usually the most straightforward of the Burgundy wines, and as a result are the least expensive and the most approachable upon release. In the hands of a more serious producer these can represent exceptional value and quality. The wines are made with the same care and attention to detail as their grander wines. However, they may not qualify for a village or communal appellation because the vines are too young or the vineyard area is outside the appellation boundary.