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DOMAINE ANNE ET HERVÉ SIGAUT

WONDERFUL UNDER THE RADAR BURGUNDIES

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This small estate has been in existence for four generations. Hervé and Anne Sigaut took over for Maurice Sigaut in 1990 and since that time have made significant improvements in the vineyards and cellar. The winery was updated in 2004 and the wines are made with minimal intervention and judicious use of new oak. At about 15 acres in size, the domaine is blessed with a large proportion of old vines. However, perhaps because the domaine does not have any Grand Crus, the wines have remained “under the radar.”  This is the first time I have tasted wines from this domaine and I found them impressive across the entire range. The wines are very refined and elegant yet with definition and flavor and each retains its sense of place. In short, they are classic Burgundies that will be a great addition to any cellar. Moreover, in today’s world of Red Burgundy, they are good values. The wines offer a lot of early charm as is characteristic of the vintage (to read the article on the 2015 Burgundy vintage click here [2]) yet will evolve over decades. And, the wines are consistently outstanding from top to bottom. Don’t miss them!  I have added some to my cellar. I suggest that you do the same!!

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2015 Domaine Anne et Hervé Sigaut Chambolle Musigny
This wine is made from grapes grown in Beaux Bruns, Les Combettes, and Fremieres. It is a delicious village wine with lots of early appeal. The color is deep and the wine has a lovely floral cherry tinged perfume. Very pure with lots of bright cherry fruit, this Chambolle Musigny exudes charm and is beautifully balanced with a nice underlying crispness on the finish – Outstanding.    $62     Imported by Atherton Wine Imports Menlo Park, CA

2015 Domaine Anne et Hervé Sigaut Chambolle Musigny Les Bussières Vieilles Vignes
The vines here average 65 years of age. The Les Bussières vineyard is a single plot located on the northern side of the village close to Morey. With a deep color this wine has a gorgeous perfume with hints of plum and cherry showing a touch of spice. It has lovely very pure fruit with hints of plums and cherries with a faint spiciness and is structured and flavorful. Just now it is a bit restrained, but should blossom with time – Outstanding/Outstanding Plus.    $69    Imported by Atherton Wine Imports Menlo Park, CA

2015 Domaine Anne et Hervé Sigaut Chambolle Musigny Derrière Le Four
The vines here average 45 years of age. This wine shows a deep color and a lovely perfume of blackberry and plum with a very faint spice tinge. Flavorful and quite rich and round, the wine has a firm underlying structure that bodes well for future development. A few additional years of bottle age should prove to be very rewarding – Outstanding/Outstanding Plus.    $65       Imported by Atherton Wine Imports Menlo Park, CA

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2015 Domaine Anne et Hervé Sigaut Chambolle Musigny Les Chatelots 1er Cru
The vines here average 45 years of age. The wine has a deep color and a lovely floral tinged perfume showing tinges of cherry. Showing lots of charm with lots of cherry and berry fruit, it is beautifully balanced with a nice underlying crispness and a long finish – Outstanding Plus.    $84     Imported by Atherton Wine Imports Menlo Park, CA

2015 Domaine Anne et Hervé Sigaut Chambolle Musigny Les Fuées 1er Cru
The vines here average 25 years of age having been planted in 1996 and 1977. They are located in 3 plots at the northern end of the vineyard next to Bonnes Mares. This is a lovely Burgundy with a deep color and a lovely floral perfume with a berry tinge and hints of spice. Very pure with lots of finesse, it has delicate fruit with cherry and berry nuances accented by a floral tinge and a kiss of spice. Elegant and rounded with a nice underlying crispness on the finish this wine is forward with lots of early appeal yet should age beautifully for many years – Outstanding/Outstanding Plus.    $84     Imported by Atherton Wine Imports Menlo Park, CA

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2015 Domaine Anne et Hervé Sigaut Chambolle Musigny Les Noirots 1er Cru
The vines here average 45 years of age and consist of 3 plots planted in 1996, 1980, and the 1960’s that are located under the midriff  of Bonnes Mares. The wine has a deep color and a lovely floral spice perfume showing hints of plum. Plum and blackberry fruit are evident on the palate with balance and richness which carry through on the finish. This is a delicious Brugundy with lots of early charm and will also age gracefully for a long period of time – Outstanding Plus.    $86     Imported by Atherton Wine Imports Menlo Park, CA

2015 Domaine Anne et Hervé Sigaut Chambolle Musigny Les Sentiers 1er Cru Vielles Vignes
The vines here were planted in 1947 and now are 70 years of age. They are well positioned in a single plot below the northern section of Bonnes Mares. This is a really gorgeous Burgundy that will give many Grand Crus a run for the money.  It has a deep color and a stunning perfume with cherry and berry fruit accented by floral spice. On the palate there is an abundance of fruit with an extra dimension of richness and the wine has great balance and a long finish. This should be really special with extended time in the cellar – Outstanding Plus/Extraordinary.     $96     Imported by Atherton Wine Imports Menlo Park, CA

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2015 Domaine Anne et Hervé Sigaut Morey Saint Denis Les Charriéres 1er Cru
The vines here average 40 years of age and are located next to Clos de la Roche. The wine has a deep color and a lovely floral berry perfume. Flavorful with lots of rich berry fruit showing a spice tinge this is love Burgundy with obvious early charm and a long future ahead – Outstanding/Outstanding Plus.      $68     Imported by Atherton Wine Imports Menlo Park, CA

2015 Domaine Anne et Hervé Sigaut Morey Saint Denis Les Millandes 1er Cru
The vines here also average 40 years of age and were planted in 1989 and the 1950’s and are also located next to Clos de la Roche. With a deep color the wine has an engaging spice tinged berry perfume and a lovely flavor with berry fruit showing a plum nuance. Flavorful and rounded, this is a lovely Burgundy with early appeal and the ability to age for many years into the future – Outstanding/Outstanding Plus. $77     Imported by Atherton Wine Imports Menlo Park, CA

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