Famille Descombe Pinot Noir 2021



Great value French Pinot from Burgundy family Descombe, displaying wonderful varietal characters and early drinkability.

There’s no oak at all here, with cool fermentation and extended maceration in stainless steel to accentuate fruit characters and focus on freshness.

Appropriately light in body and garnet red in colour, the nose is packed with attractive red and black fruits, raspberry, blackberry and cherries to the fore along with elegant floral characters. The palate is bright and lively, a natural acidity and soft tannins providing the structure for a fruit-focused mid palate, with gentle hints of leather, prune and tobacco providing savouriness through to the finish.

  • Dry, elegant, savoury
  • 750ml
  • 13.0% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2025

Producer: Descombe Family Wines

Famille Descombe is a family-owned company since 1905, growing from small vineyard holdings in Beaujolais to operating across Burgundy and latterly into the Rhône in recent years. Distribution was almost entirely domestic until the 2000s, since when they've achieved success in export markets and invested heavily in upgrading on the production side. Marine Descombe (second from left above, with father Florent on the right) is the fifth generation and has overseen much of the modernisation, as well as further vineyard acquisitions in Beaujolais, Chablis and, most recently, the Rhône.

Wines are modern in style with a pride in regional identity — Descombe's portfolio covers some of the most recognised and highly prized appellations in the world — but, largely because of their extensive vineyard holdings and grower connections, they're also able to produce outstanding varietal table wines away from regional restrictions.

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