Bernard Defaix Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2014 is a fragrant, juicy Burgundian middle-weight, just begging for a winter braise or classic Coq au Vin.
Bernard Defaix is a small and diligent family domaine from the region of Auxerre, south of Chablis. They enjoy a high reputation for their Chablis wines, but also branch out into reds. This is a sleek, fresh, and delightfully fragrant Pinot Noir with lovely aromas of cherries and plums. It is aged in older French oak barrels that let the fruit shine, and is ready for drinking now. It is an elegant, medium-bodied wine just perfect for Burgundian dishes such as Coq au Vin or braised beef with mushrooms. This vintage delivers sensational value.