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Irancy

Irancy 2015

This is a red wine made from Pinot Noir grapes. An unusual feature is that is include in its composition up to 10% of César, a traditional grape of this region. Rich in tannins, lively in colour, the César is a noble grape which lends the wine an interesting personality.

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  • Guide Hachette des vins
  • Tastevinage
  • Millésime 2005
  • Tim Atkin Master of Wine

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This is a red wine made from Pinot Noir grapes. An unusual feature is that it may, if desired, include in its composition up to 10% of César, a traditional grape of this region. Rich in tannins, lively in colour, the César is a noble grape which lends the wine an interesting personality. Minor differences are observable according to whether a given cuvée is made with Pinot Noir only or includes an element of César. The strong crimson colour of this wine, shading towards dark red, is rich in highlights. The bouquet is bursting with fruit aromas (blackcurrant, Morello cherry, raspberry, blackberry) with sometimes floral, liquorices or pepper notes. On the palate, the tannins melt into a firm and velvety structure. Its acidity is sufficient to ensure excellent keeping qualities (3-10 years).

Red: solid yet charming, Irancy cries out for dishes with strong, meaty flavors. Spare ribs and other barbecued meats will find it an enthusiastic partner because it combines virile tannins with real aromatic power.
Casseroles, of poultry for example, are another worthy match. And it goes without saying that cold cuts and pâtés, faggots and terrines find in Irancy a boon companion, its tannins balance the unctuousness of dishes like these.
The cheese board could include Camembert, Coulommiers, Brie de Meaux, Cantal, Chaource, Langres, Époisses, Soumaintrain…
Serving temperature: 15 to 18 °C.

Irancy, in the Grand Auxerrois region, stands on the right bank of the Yonne river, some fifteen kilometres South of Auxerre and South-West of Chablis.

It is typical of the wine-growing villages of the district. It boasts a majestic church, as well as the house where G. Soufflot, architect of the Paris Panthéon, was born. The handsome winemaker’s houses make a fitting setting for a red wine with such a long-established reputation. It was raised to the status of an appellation Village, which it shares with the neighboring villages of Cravant and Vincelottes, in 1999.

The hill-slopes hereabouts form a bowl surrounding the beginnings of a plateau below which runs the river Yonne. The slopes are for the most part composed of Kimmeridgian marls with an admixture of brown limestone soils and here the Pinot Noir grape flourishes at altitudes of 130-250 metres. Exposures vary, mostly southerly or South-westerly. Some terroirs have long been recognized as being of unusual merit.

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Visuel Couleur rubis avec beaucoup de brillant.
Tasting Flexible and complex wine, a beautiful gluttony, developing aromas of Pinot Black: small red fruits including cherry. The César makes a small and simple local key.
Garde To drink now and for 3 to 5 years.
Accords Delicately accompanies white and red meats and game birds.
Guide Hachette des vins Deux étoiles. Tout y est : les petites baies noires qui dominent le nez sur fond de sous-bois; une bouche friande et tout aussi fruitée, d'une remarquable élégance.
Largeur Cette cuvée se dévoile par un nez expressif sur un fruit frais et juteux (cerise, mûre) agrémenté d'une petite touche empyreumatique.
Compositions 97 % Pinot Noir, 3% de César.
Profondeur Ces sensations se prolongent avec persistance dans une bouche suave, ample et friande.
Terroir Limestone kimméridgien.
Service Serve between 15 and 17 ° C, chambered.
Vineyard It’s the most typical vineyard of the area of Yonne. It has a long story : created by the monk in 11th century in the cirque and the dale in Irancy, it remains the star of the Red Wines of Yonne.
Vinification Manual harvest and destalking, from 50% to 100% depending on the Millesime, Maceration with punching of the cap to extract the color of the fruit.
Grape Pinot Black and 3 to 1o% of Caesar depending on the vintage.
Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée Appellation Village du vignoble de l’Auxerrois, dans l’Yonne.
Tastevinage tasteviné le 28/09/2018
Millésime 2005 Millésime 2013
Gault et Millau 16/20
Tim Atkin Master of Wine 89/100
Christy Canterbury Master of wines 97/100
Médaille d'Argent Concours des Grands Vins de France 2016

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This is a red wine made from Pinot Noir grapes. An unusual feature is that is include in its composition up to 10% of César, a traditional grape of this region. Rich in tannins, lively in colour, the César is a noble grape which lends the wine an interesting personality.

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