Thevenet Bourgogne Rouge 2018

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Tasting Notes


Now in the third generation, the Thevenet family farms 30 hectares centered on the village of Pierreclos in the heart of the Maconnais.  The Thevenet brothers (Benjamin, Jonathan and Aurélien) and their mother, Helène, took over from the father, Jean-Claude, when he passed away at the too-early age of 54. They also oversee a successful nursery business that supplies vines to family-owned domaines in Burgundy and the Champagne district.

This Pinot Noir comes from the village of Bussières and is sourced from the lieu-dit “Les Clos.” The vines are south-facing at 350 feet above sea level on gently sloping hills that are principally composed of clay. These are densely planted and average 30 years in age. The fruit tends to ripen early due to its excellent exposure.

Grapes are completely destemmed and fermented using natural yeasts. Pigeage (punching down) and rémontage (pumping over) are practiced during fermentation to extract flavor from the skins. Malolactic fermentation occurs spontaneously. There is no oak used here; this wine is fermented and aged in concrete vat. It is unfined and then bottled using very little sulfur.


This is an attractive Pinot Noir with aromas and flavors of ripe black and red cherries, raspberries and rhubarb, mixed with a touch of bramble and wild herbs. Medium weight with suave, rounded tannins, moderate acidity and a mineral-laden finish, it delivers a classic expression of good value red Burgundy--bright, charming and perfumed.


A versatile food wine that can be enjoyed with meats such as chicken, ham, turkey, pork cuts and richer fish such as salmon or tuna. Grilled or roasted vegetables, beans or mushrooms are good vegetarian matches. Earthy or herbed dishes would make good partners--try with umami flavors such as ramen broth, mushroom risotto or miso salmon.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Chicken/Turkey, Fish-full flavored (salmon/tuna), Ham, Mushrooms, Pork, Roasted Root Vegetables, Slow-smoked Barbeque/BBQ Sauce, Vegetables

Grape Varietal:
100% Pinot Noir
Staff Pick:
$19.00 each