Note: a monopole that is situated within Maltroie
Producer note: Jean-Pierre Cournut told me that the 2016 "growing season was seriously difficult to manage as the frost and mildew had us chasing our tails for most of it. The damage though was disparate as Bâtard and Dents de Chiens were basically all but wiped out yet Santenay was untouched. What I find so surprisingly about the vintage is that the second generation of buds managed to produce not only good fruit but excellent and fully mature fruit. We picked from the 23rd of September to the 30th and the fruit was both ripe and spotlessly clean. I did zero lees stirring as it seemed clear that the whites were going to be sufficiently rich. I honestly never expected that the wines would be this good and in particular the reds are outstanding. To be sure, I like the whites as well but the reds wow me with their freshness, elegance and transparency plus they make you just feel like drinking them." Cournut noted that his 2016s were bottled in November 2017.
Tasting note: A spicy and beautifully layered array consists of elegant and pure floral, white orchard fruit and a hint of matchstick character. Once again the mouth feel of the refined medium-bodied flavors is quite sleek while displaying both good detail and richness on the driving and beautifully complex finale where a hint of bitter lemon zest surfaces. This is excellent and worth your interest.