This beautiful red Burgundy comes from many small parcels of vines totaling two hectares near the village of Meloisey, including the original parcels that Denis acquired in 1975.
The wine is fermented in concrete tank, and then aged in a mix of tank and used barriques. On the palate, the wine is fresh and lively, with a succulent core of dark red fruit flavors.
About this wine producer: Denis Carré founded his estate in 1975 by purchasing a small collection of vineyards and building a modest winery in Meloisey, a village in the Hautes Cotes de Beaune. Over four decades, the estate has expanded to include tiny holdings in Meursault, Pommard, Auxey-Duresses, Savingy-lès-Beaune, Saint Romain and Beaune - twelve hectares in total spread out over nearly seventy (!) parcels. In 2008, Denis's children Gaetane and Martial joined estate on a full-time basis (and in doing so, doubled the number of employees of the estate from two to four). In 2013, the family completed a full renovation and expansion of their winery. Today, Martial is in charge of the farming and winemaking, while Gaetane manages the business affairs; Denis and his wife Bernadette are still active in the vines and cellar. "Technically on paper," Gaetane jokes, "my parents are retired. But they are the best employees we have: they're always available and they work for free!"