- Domaine Ghislaine Barthod
- Pinot Noir
- 2018 - 2025
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2016
A delicious cuvée from these vines on the edge of the Chambolle Musigny appellation. Shining red colour, this is full of bright red cherries; direct, simple and fresh. A very pretty wine.
Neal Martin, December 2016,
The 2015 Bourgogne Rouge, which contains a little new oak, has a composed, refined bouquet of dark berry fruit mixed with a touch of woodland. The palate is fresh and crisp with crunchy, but fine tannin, and nicely structured with a bright, vivacious finish. A delicious Bourgogne Rouge, no more, no less.
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.