Roast Turkey

Roast Turkey
Romain Taupenot continues to oversee the inexorable climb of this fantastic domaine, now indisputably in the premier League, whilst retaining its value proposition. He crafts wines of structure, clear vineyard expression, and complexity from an exciting array of vineyards, and the wines are high class examples of their appellations. Having lost 45% of his production in 2016 due to frost, Romain calculates the overall reduction in the seven vintages between 2010 and 2016 was the equivalent 2.68 harvests(!). Whilst 2017 offered decent volumes, he is keen to confirm that the vintage does not lack concentration and should not be considered a “millesime pour la soif”, but rather has allowed him to craft wines with plenty of ripe, supple fruit and terroir definition. Romain is pleasantly surprised how the wines have fleshed out during élevage, whilst keeping their freshness and acidity. Reminiscent of 2007 with their attractive floral perfume, the wines have greater depth and structure, clear regional typicity, and the capacity for at least mid-term ageing. From Bourgogne Rouge up to Clos des Lambrays, there is plenty to enjoy from this domaine.

What to drink with... Roast Turkey.

With Christmas just around the corner, we wanted to take the hassle out of choosing the best wines for the big meal.

For the traditional roast turkey, go for lighter wines with more red fruit than black fruit to pair with the white meat. Nothing heavy or very rich in alcohol to avoid getting too drowsy. It's an evening you'll want to make the most of.

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  1. Domaine Taupenot-Merme Saint Romain Rouge
    Domaine Taupenot-Merme Saint Romain Rouge, 2014
    Burgundy
    Pinot Noir

    From £29.40 per bottle

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