2020 Francois Labet VDP Ile de Beaute Pinot Noir

Corsica, France

Can Francois Labet, owner of Burgundy powerhouse Chateau de la Tour, make a fresh, inexpensive Pinot Noir? Corsican!


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About the Wine

With Red Burgundy's unceasing price rises, let's go south for a great value French Pinot Noir - a long way south to the rocky island of Corsica. This crunchy, pine-fresh Pinot results from the timeless tale of the famous Burgundy producer with a holiday home who asks local growers if they fancy doing a collab.

Francois Labet (owner of Chateau de la Tour) was crafted a lovely wine, with good acidity, Mediterranean herbs and a fresh crunch.

Ile de Beaute, or Island of Beauty, is not an ego-stroke, but an offical IGP classification. But it is scenic nonetheless.

About Francois Labet

Francois Labet is one of the Burgundy's legends, a pioneer of organic viticulture and the largest vineyard holder in the Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru with Château de la Tour.

Chateau de la Tour was built in 1890 by the ancestors of the current owners, the Labet and D'Achelette families, who trace their roots in wine back to the end of the 15th century.

Francois has a foothold in Corsica too, producing great value Pinot Noir from their coastal mountains, where he spends much of his holiday time...

Labet's Chateau de la Tour
Burgundy, France
Additional Info

From the Importer

Produced by François Labet (of Clos de Vougeot's Chateau de la Tour), this versatile Mediterranean Pinot Noir oozes personality. The vineyard is located on the east coast of Corsica's Haute-Corse department, at 400-metres altitude above the town of Ghisonaccia.

Rather unlike the treatment for his red Burgundies, François Labet fully de-stems the fruit for this wine and then ages it two-thirds in tank and one-third in French oak before bottling.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Francois Labet amongst the vines
Francois Labet amongst the vines
Burgundy, France

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