Fontaine-Gagnard Bourgogne Rouge 2018
A delicious red Burgundy that won’t break the bank, the family owned Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard delivers with this tasty Bourgogne Rouge! From the powerful and deep 2018 vintage, this is sourced from grapes grown in Volnay and Chassagne Montrachet, sites that produce wines selling for 2-3 times as much as this bargain Bourgogne!
~~This under $30 wine delivers character and quality worthy of those two top appellations! It's solid enough to cellar for 3-4 years, but absolutely delicious now as well. Food friendly and versatile, this wine pairs great with anything from grilled or roasted poultry as well as burgers, roasted or grilled pork loin or chops, or a filet mignon.
Despite being relatively youthful by Burgundian standards, Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard has become one of Chassagne-Montrachet’s most indispensable and important producers. Boasting over 12 hectares of vineyard holdings in three Grand Crus and twelve Premier Crus, including such mythic parcels as Le Montrachet, Batard-Montrachet and La Romanee, the domaine is renowned for producing wines that are always among the finest and most authentic expressions of their respective terroirs. The Bourgogne Rouge is made from sustainably-grown, estate grapes from La Platiere lieu-dit in Chassagne and Les Longs Bois lieu-dit in Volnay. Hand-harvested destemmed grapes are fermented traditionally using native yeast. The wine is then aged for 18 months in used oak barrels to retain its fruit flavors and freshness while adding a touch of body. With the domaine’s trademark precision, this racy and intense wine is an exceptional value.