DOMAINE FÉLIX BOURGOGNE CÔTES D'AUXERRE CUVEE SAINT ANDRÉ 2013

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DOMAINE FÉLIX BOURGOGNE CÔTES D'AUXERRE CUVEE SAINT ANDRÉ 2013

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Big brother Bourgogne.  90% Pinot Noir and 10% César, a rare varietal local to the Yonne department, authorized for Bourgogne in Auxerre, as well as Irancy reds; its firmer tannins add structure, grip and longevity.

A gorgeous wine, a greater concentration of red fruits against the entry Bourgogne, with a deep and savoury tannin profile complexing its plusher beginnings.  Nebbiolo-esque if you will, it's got a bunchy earthiness which sets it up as great for pairing with protein based dishes - a nice steak above all else.

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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.