Way up north in Beaujolais. A one hectare lieu dit, la Riziere. A clay and limestone site. Hangs out in used oak. A non-estate wine from Bertrand.
Vibrant, cool and sleek at the same time. Tart cherry and just-ripe plum characters, some graphite and garrigue notes, faintly minty, pretty in that way, fennel/anise notes too. Succulent in texture, squeaky and fine, good energy and vitality even though the wine is tight, strict and linear. Seriously good, but wait a while. - The Wine Front