Domaine de Thalie - MAGNUMS duo
The perfect iconic duo of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Balancin Bourgogne Rouge 2016
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.
Les Pierres Levées Blanc 2016
This is proper white Burgundy. Chardonnay from a single vineyard on marl and limestone soils, vinified in steel tanks and aged in old barrels for one year and in bottle for an additional year. This is from a high altitude site where phenolic ripeness is achieved with the perfect balance of fruit and acidity. Linear but textured, rounded but retrained, this is the sort of Chardonnay that fascinates us. Great tension and salinity, and so much joy and complexity.