Madame Veuve Point Santenay Rouge 2016
Textured and spicy Pinot Noir, with notes of black cherry, plum and almond
"Peony, violet, red fruits with a hint of liquorice. On the palate, the attack is intense. Firm tannins create a full body with a very fine texture. Pair with veal and braised beef, lacquered or simply roasted poultry. On the cheese board, choose Brie de Meaux, Pont-l'Evêque, Cîteaux, Reblochon, Bleu de Bresse."
Madame Veuve Point is named for Jeanne Marie Point, neé Lassarat. In 1895, she married vigneron Claude Point, and joined him in his vineyards in Solutré-Pouilly in the Maconnais region of Burgundy. When Claude died in 1903, the newly widowed Jeanne Marie decided that she would continue to work the vineyards, and continue the winemaking legacy that she and Claude had begun. Today, the winery is named in her honour, as a pioneering woman in wine.