Ernest Meurgey-Perron Bourgogne Pinot Noir epitomises elegance. It is the sort of lacy wine-diaphanous, refined and high on sapid red berry accents-that the shorter and warmer growing seasons of the New World struggle to produce. Best of all, this Bourgogne is a gateway to a treasure trove of possibility. A glimpse of what Burgundy can offer. A stepping stone to the world’s greatest Pinot Noir, without the financial pain!
Sourced from established sites on the Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise, this consummate Burgundy was crafted by Pierre Meurgey, a winemaker with 25 years of experience responsible for the ‘By Meurgey Croses’ range which Langton’s launched to considerable acclaim. For this cuvée, an exclusive Langton’s import, Meurgey decided to draw on the company name established by his great grandfather in 1890.
The Côte de Beaune and its higher limestone content imparts an intensity to the fruit, underlain by a shimmering skein of mineral pungency. The heavier clay soils of the Côte Chalonnaise, meanwhile, confer a mid-plate richness, warmth and generosity. Blended together, structure and fruit find an effortless confluence. This affords the luxury of imminent pleasure, or the capacity to cellar the wine for the short-term.
Bourgogne Rouge has a moderately intense robe with purple reflections when young, then becomes ruby and orangey-red after a few years of bottle aging. It presents a wide array of aromas. One of the inherent characteristics of Pinot Noir: its supple mouthfeel and balanced tannins make it approchoable young but also allow it to age.