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Simonnet Febvre Irancy 2018 Bouteille
  • Appellation

    Appellation Village

  • Grape variety

    95% Pinot Noir, 5% Cesar.

  • Soil

    Clay and limestone from the Kimmeridgian.

  • Average age of the vines

    35 years.

  • Yield

    45 hl/ha.

  • Vinification

    Stainless steel tanks between 20° and 28°C.

  • Ageing

    16-18 months in stainless steel (85%) or barrels (15%).

  • Ageing

    5-10 years.

  • Serving Temperature

    Between 16-18°C.

  • Situation

    The vineyards of Irancy are located in a natural amphithéatre which protects them from the northerly winds and offers an exposure of South/ South West. The Irancy of Simmonet-Febvre is vinified with the traditional Pinot Noir variety with 5% of César, the oldest cultivated variety in France which one can now only find in Irancy.

  • Tasting and food pairings

    This wine is of a lovely purple colour, with aromas of red fruits. In the mouth, candied fruits are detected, and the wine's smooth tannins renders it a harmonious wine. The blend with César permits the production of such a lovely and colourful wine that is structured and well worth keeping.
    You can enjoy this wine with starters, charcuterie, red meats, game and cheeses.

  • Press reviews

    Irancy 2018 - James Suckling - 89 pointsIrancy 2018 - 92/100 - Wine Enthusiast, December 2020

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    • Irancy 2018 - James Suckling - 89 points

      Aromas of dried raspberries, porcini, dried leaves and iron give this an austere nose. It's light-to medium-bodied with crisp acidity. Lean style with a touch of fresh orange peel. Drink or hold.

    • Irancy 2018 - 92/100 - Wine Enthusiast, December 2020

      "An ethereal note of red currant is subtle yet pervasive on the nose of this wine. Slight smokiness and
      peppery verve suggest a certain breeziness. That pepper note becomes deliciously pronounced on the concentrated, almost taut palate, framing the red fruit with spicy vivacity. This wine is unusual
      but lovely and long."


    • Irancy 2017 - Burghound.com - USA - October 2019 - 87/100There are plenty of the classic white and black pepper nuances present on the ripe and fresh red and dark berry fruit-scented nose. The delicious and juicy if lighter weight flavors possess a relatively suave mid-palate mouth feel before culminating in a moderately rustic and mildly warm finale. This won't win any awards for refinement (though Irancy rarely does) but I like the frank delivery. Note that this could easily be enjoyed now or held for 1 to 2 years first. 87/now+
    • Irancy 2014 - Vinum - October 2016 - 15/20

      Tart and angular, also a hint of rusticity; original. 2017-2020.

    • Irancy 2014 - International Wine Challenge 2016 - Commended
    • Irancy 2015 - 91/100 - James Suckling - April 2017

      I don't taste this often. Dark cherries and spices with some plum undertones. Dried fruits. Medium body and walnut and dried-mushroom character. Drink now.

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