93 Insider Points
Lovely color in the glass, clearly 100% Pinot. Red fruit, spice and wet earth on the nose, bright acids on the palate, balancing well with the oak influence and background tannins of the wine. Well structured and dry with subtle fruit on the palate, making this a perfect food wine, and one that will age nicely for 5-8 years. 93 Points - DZ August 2018
This is the premier spot for Pinot Noir: Santenay, the hillsides just south of Montrachet where Pinot ripens to its fullest. And the long-established negociant house Prosper Maufoux has made quite a name for itself since the austere winemaking family of Eric Piffaut took up its reigns in the 1990s.
- At the winemaking helm, the Piffaut family has since brought on oenologist Nadine Gublin, now overseeing the production of the house. Gublin was the first female winemaker of the year named by France’s leading wine magazine, La Revue du Vin de France.
- At Prosper Maufoux, Gublin has brought on new resources to perpetuate and reinforce the existing historic culture of high quality and develop the winery’s international renown.
- 2015 was called “A Hedonist's Vintage With A Hefty Pricetag” by Forbes. At Invino, we assure you that the first part of that statement is true, and the second, blatantly false..
- Prosper Maufoux has crafted a very old world styled Pinot, opening with a strawberry and plum bouquet and a hint of cedar and red cherry. The palate is medium bodied, balanced, easy to drink. The flavors of oak, red raspberry, and notes of minerality, tea and plum lead into a dry finish that fades away nicely.
From the winemaker:
Ruby in color with purple tints. Surprisingly opulent with explosive aromas of fresh fruits like raspberry, black currant and red berry. Perfect balance between freshness and fruitiness.
From the winery:
Since 1860, Prosper Maufoux's know-how has served a wide range of Burgundy appellations. Regional appellations or grand cru, the requirements of the House in terms of culture, grapes, winemaking or aging always tend to make the most of each of the terroirs.
Our wines are aged in oak barrels whose age, origins and heatings are carefully combined and adapted to the origin of the grapes and the vintage.
They rest from 12 to 18 months in our vaulted cellars, setting most conducive to their development.
Tastings and regular technical checks allow to follow their evolution and to guarantee quality and authenticity. Care at every stage of production is regularly rewarded with many medals and awards.
Enjoy with salmon, duck, and firm cheeses.