Auxey-Duresses "Derrière Le Four"
Producer: Domaine Piguet Chouet
Wine Style: Red
Region: Burgundy, Côtes de Beaune
Désignation: Auxey-Duresses "Derrière Le Four"
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Description: Light bright ruby color. The bouquet is well-balanced between rich aromas of small black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry, bilberry…) and flower scents (peony). In the mouth, the attack is refined and supple, measured, meaty and pleasing. When young, there may be a touch of astringency but its tannins soon soften and its texture becomes velvety and it develops musky notes, as well as those of leather and spices. Serving temperature: 15 to 16°C.
Food Pairing: Its velvety and well-moderated tannins make Auxey-Duresses an ideal partner for delicate or white meats. Its supple attack and its notes of red and black fruits give it a wide range. Its charm shines when paired with cold cuts, roasts of pork or veal, kebabs, rabbit, pasta dishes, and risottos. Grilled fish also succumbs to its allure. In terms of cheeses, try it with mature fresh goat cheese, aged comté, guyère or a creamy blue cheese.