75cl * 13.0% ABV * Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Agnes Paquet’s family has held an important parcel of vines in the remote village of Meloisey, in the Hautes Côtes de Beaune right near the appellation of Auxey-Duresses, since the mid-1950s. Until 2000, the family rented the land to local vignerons. It was then, when the family decided to sell the vineyard, that Agnes decided to take on the land, completed her wine business studies in Beaune, and became a winemaker herself.
A darling of France's three Michelin Star "Somms" (from the restaurants of Alain Ducasse, Anne-Sophie Pic and Joël Robuchon), Agnes is extremely attentive to the subtleties of terroir and concentrates on micro-production. She has added new vines to her families original land and created her own wine style, conducting every aspect of the winemaking process, from vine to bottle. Since 2004, there have been no chemical herbicides, and currently treatments are copper and sulphur-based. She has not pursued organic or bio certification, but adheres to those principles.
The use of whole grapes in the maceration process gives this Auxey red a delicate burst of juicy cherry fruit. Aromas of small red berry fruits explode from the glass mingled with subtle notes of earth and aromatic forest floor. On the palate the wine is fresh and vibrant with lively acidity and well-integrated tannins. Flavours of alpine strawberry, raspberry and pomegranate cascade across your mouth in a long, concentrated wave that flow into a persistent, subtle finish. Agnés' Auxey-Duresses rouge is direct and delicious, showcasing an exquisite balance of fruit and earth flavours.
Enjoy with seared duck breast or rack of lamb at its ideal tasting temperature of 16°C.
Drinking Window 2025 - 2031