Sextant Julien Altaber - 2018 Monthelie 1er Cru Sur La Velle Rouge

Julien Altaber has worked in Saint Aubin just south of the city of Beaune for a number of years, he has made wine in small amounts, but his main focus for a long time was working for the fierce Dominique Derain. You can taste how curioius, thoughtful and intuitive Julien tends to be, in these provocative wines under the Sextant label. Pure, entrancing and soft to touch, they are quite hypnotic. I imagine these to be the wine for the perfect date, under stars, grassy charms. Julien and Carole Schwab have now bought the Domaine Derain business in addition to their commitments to the Sextant domaine and will be making the Derain wines from now on, which gives us much to look forward to from both sides of the release. 

Variety Pinot Noir || Region Burgundy, France || ABV 14.5% || Vol 750ml