Martinot, Françoise: Bistrotage (B13)

This wine is made of 100% Pinot Noir (2013) from Landreville of Charles Dufour his mother but vinified by Charles. No dosage.

Yellow golden color with a lovely patina and very fine bubbles. The nose is complex, spiced and also clean with Chinese 5 spice, dried flowers, glue, lanoline, honeyed fruit like in a Gewürtztraminer, rock sugar, gunpowder, complex mineral tones with even some graphite and oxidative aromas that remind me of Selosse. After a short while in the glass it shows fresh quince and quince cheese, cocoa butter, white chocolate, lemon, yuzu and faint hints of red fruits. The mouthfeel is electrifying, bursting of energy. On the palate you get quince, raspberry, forest strawberry, nashi pear, kumquat and lots of spices like ginger, curryleaf, kampot pepper and juniper. The mid palate has the Charles Dufour signature rice biscuits. The finish is very long and has lots of clean citrus, blueberries, spices, delicious Sicilian lemon with pith and a mild cigar. This wine screams for glazed pork belly. It’s a fantastic champagne to drink now but there is also ageing potential here. Highly recommended

Rating: 89/100
Potential: 92/100