We have another hidden treasure from Domaine Francois Perrot today from the same vintage of the Petit Chapelle we offered a few days ago. Domaine Francois Perrot is a classic producer in Gevery Chambertin, and this time we have the Bourgogne Rouge, which follows the same classic style that this domaine is built on. While Francois Perrot has called it quits as a domaine, the vineyards owned by the Domaien are now in grower contacts for producers like Pernot and Jadot or have been sold entirely. While no new vintages are being made here, there are a few older ex-cellar selections that are available from time to time, and the Bourgogne Rouge accounts for one of the best values from this cellar.
We don't typically offer a lot of Bourgogne rouge on pre-arrival, but in this case, we felt compelled to offer these 15-year-old bottles in perfect condition (pictured above). The 2008 vintage was wet, but the weather turned quite good during the last week or so before the harvest. The results were lovely wines with low yields and great acidity. We were sent a sample from a supplier on our last container, opened the bottle this past weekend, and were delighted by how it shows these unique aspects of the year so well. This is not a big juicy red Burgundy, but a classic one with incredible aromatics, still some tannins on the palate, good fruit, and a lot of sous bois. The bottle improved over the course of the day, which tells us this producer definitely made age-worthy wines. If you like classic aged red Burgundy but are tired of paying high prices, this wine is the perfect choice with a bonus of 15 years of age.