Frederic Cossard, Bourgogne Rouge 'Bedeau' 2018
Pinot from both Volnay (effeminate, floral) and Nuits-Saint-Georges (dark, brooding) comes together in this sumptuous bottle of the good stuff.
Producer: Frédéric Cossard
Region/Country: Burgundy, France
Grape/s: Pinot Noir
Production Method: Organic farming and natural winemaking. Wines pressed to barrel with lees for maturation. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Style: Earthy and savoury with wonderful wild fruit character.
Pairing Suggestion: Game, poultry, charcuterie
Variety: Pinot Noir
Profile: Known as the Heartbreak grape owing to its tumultuous nature in the vineyard. Pinot Noir is best suited to cooler regions, including most famously Burgundy in France where it produces the most sought after and expensive wines in the world. Thin skinned and early ripening, Pinot is a very transparent variety, capable of showing subtle differences in terroir and pronounced regional character. Flavours found in young Pinot include raspberries, strawberries, cherries and violets; with time these evolve into a bouquet often reminiscent of game, liquorice and autumnal undergrowth.
Classic Regions: Burgundy, Loire Valley, Alsace (France), Baden, Ahr (Germany), Yarra Valley, Tasmania, Mornington Peninsula (Australia), Walker Bay (South Africa), Russian River Valley, Oregon (USA)
Frederic Cossard is a larger than life character. He is a man with an infectious joie de vivre, with a real passion for life and a love of wine that runs deep. Fred wasn’t born into a family of vignerons and so had to start from scratch, no mean feat in Burgundy. Domaine de Chassorney was born in 1996 with a few hectares of vines rented in Saint Romain and Auxey Duresses and now comprises ten hectares of vines across several villages. He also acts as a négociant, which gives him access to fruit from some of the greatest vineyards in Burgundy. These wines are bottled eponymously, as ‘Frederic Cossard’.