Maison Chanterêves 2019 Bourgogne RougeTabula Rasa
Energy and elegance from an intelligent young powerhouse in Burgundy. Entry level but extraordinary bright red fruit with delicate balance!
Savigny-based micro-négoce founded by Tomoko Kuriyama and Guillaume Bott.
100% Pinot Noir
From the importer:
Maison Chanterêves is the micro-négociant project of winemakers Tomoko Kuriyama and Guillaume Bott. Japanese by birth, Tomoko studied at the respected wine university in Geisenheim, Germany, becoming estate manager at the renowned Friedrich Altenkirch (once vintner to the Kaiser) in the Rheingau. In France, Tomoko and her husband Guillaume, winemaker at Simon Bize, have teamed up since 2010 to craft remarkable wines from a cellar tucked under a modern house in Savigny-lès-Beaune.
The couple buys small quantities of organic grapes from various vineyards in Burgundy (and other appellations). They employ a high percentage of whole cluster fermentation and a very low dose of SO₂. These are wines full of energy but very much in the “natural wine” aesthetic: straightforward expressions, reflecting a fresh-faced purity without artifice, embellishment or pretension – sans maquillage.
Indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 12 months in older oak barrels. Minimal SO2