DOMAINE FÉLIX BOURGOGNE CÔTES D’AUXERRE ROSÉ 2014

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DOMAINE FÉLIX BOURGOGNE CÔTES D’AUXERRE ROSÉ 2014

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Rosé for Burgundy purists from 100% Pinot Noir.  Grown and made as a rosé and interestingly winemaking involves two days' maceration, rather than being of saignée method.  An interesting and complete style, combines a lightness and prettiness with depth.  It is of course Pinot-esque, with an earthy depth and a brush of fruit tannin over the mid palate, wrapped around sweeter fruit flavours of strawberry, orange rind, wild cherries and some steminess which adds interest - the sweet/savoury-earthy pull of the wine makes this a compelling pink.

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Domaine Félix & Fils

Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc?!  Beautiful Burgundy done differently

Considering Pinot Noir a solid variety for Rosé, Felix couldn’t have been happier on tracking down his Burgundian namesake to find they indeed excelled at this style.  Happier also to find them farming less appreciated appellations which correspondingly sell for substantially less than the big communes, supporting our continued campaign of sourcing interesting wines at the value end.

Tracing winemaking history back to the 1600s, today’s phase of the Félix family’s operation took root in 1981 with Hervé Félix taking over the domaine.  Holdings quickly expanded from 11 to 31 hectares, bottling was now done at the domaine, and vineyard chemical use was greatly reduced, to culture raisonée methodology (chemicals only used when absolutely necessary to save a crop) from the early 2000s.