Domaine des Bodines, Pinot Noir, 6 Bottle Case
Beautifully silky, plush Pinot from the unusually brilliant (weather-wise) vintage. The fruit here was given a Beaujolais-style carbonic maceration meaning this really leaps out of the glass aromatically before giving you those easy-going blackcurrant-and-black pepper-toned fruits and the sort of tannins and structure that should see this will age comfortably for another 5 years at least.
Domaine des Bodines is the work of Alexis and Emilie Porteret, who unlike most in the region do not come from winemaking backgrounds but were bitten by the winemaking bug while working dull desk jobs elsewhere in France. They now farm just 4 hectares of vines dotted around Arbois and Pupillin which they hope to convert fully to biodynamic practices in the coming years, their work is however already meticulous mainly in thanks to this duo’s past work with Jurassien organic pioneers Domaine de la Pinte and Domaine de la Tournelle. We can hardly think of producers anywhere who produce such reliably delicious, soulful wines.