95% Pinot Noir, 5% Cesar.
Clay and limestone from the Kimmeridgian.
Average age of the vines
Stainless steel tanks between 20° and 28°C.
16-18 months in stainless steel (85%) or barrels (15%).
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.
Irancy 2018 - James Suckling - 89 pointsIrancy 2018 - 92/100 - Wine Enthusiast, December 2020
- 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.