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Recrue des Sens

Manon - 2016 - Yann Durieux

As the lyrics by Serge Gainsbourg go, "Manon... I think I've lost my mind"! A complex, rich and structured Chardonnay, crafted to last for years, perfectly balanced, with notes of white fruit. Labelled Vin de France.

75 cl
Original features
Vin de France
Degree of alcohol
12.5 %
To drink from
2021 to 2027

VAT included

100% Chardonnay. Since Yann chooses to classify everything as Vin de France, we’re not authorised to give the locations of the vine parcels, but just know that the wines of this talented, audacious vigneron come very close indeed to those from the most prestigious plots of the Côte de Nuits and Beaune. The vines are 40 years old, planted on clay-limestone soils, facing southeast, at an altitude of 400 metres. Vinification: the grapes are harvested by hand, followed by direct pressing, with zero additives. Matured 24 months in barrels that have seen 1 to 2 wines.

Yann Durieux

Yann Durieux

Yann Durieux. He may have the look of a wayward hippy, but this is a man who’s never lost his way or his gift. The young vigneron is a wunderkind with an impeccable résumé, including 10 years at Prieuré-Roch as vineyard manager. Let’s just put it in bold now for all to see: ATTENTION PURE TALENT. In 2010, he and Christela took over Domaine Recrue des Sens, then an estate in difficulty. Their...

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