Domaine de Thalie - 'Balancin' Bourgogne Rouge 2018
Serious Burgundy Pinot Noir that punches far above its weight. Made with 70% whole bunches and lightly extracted, then aged in old barrels for one year and in bottle for another year. Buckets of complex red fruits, but with a really distinct earthy and darker edge than some of the super fruit-forward Pinots from this region. Gorgeous depth and balance, with a soft structure that keeps it together and will ensure a long life ahead should you choose to cellar it, although it's ready to drink now.
Made by Peter Gierszewki, a first generation Burgundian of Polish parents who started this small 4.5 ha estate in 2009 with a view to push the limits of natural farming in his parcels, an ethos he also brings into the cellar. Beautiful naturally made Burgundy wines but with a very strong sense of belonging.