2018 Domaine Christian Sorine Maranges 1er Cru Clos Roussots
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Type: Red Wine
Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Wine Region: Burgundy, France
The Sorine estate is owned and run by the heirs of one of the oldest families in Santenay. The family estate was rebuilt in 1946 by Jean Sorine and was then taken over by his son Christian in 1990. Today Christian is joined by his wife Emma in the vineyards and winery. With limited vineyards available in Santenay the estate has grown and now also includes some Maranges.
The Sorine's have chosen not to gain organic certification however in many areas they would qualify, the aim here being to make wines that are true to their place, and have minerality and purity.
2018 was a hot vintage, beaten only in recent times by the 2003s. However, many domaines have since learnt how to manage hot vintages and have been able to make ripe but well balanced wines. On the whole the Pinots are full, voluptuous and incredibly easy to drink. Maybe not wines to lay down for extended ageing but although they are tasting very well now the Domaines who managed their acidities have produced wines which will also age well in the medium term.
Suggested food and wine pairing:Rack of lamb with a herb crust, seared duck breast.