César - Coteaux Bourguignons
Calcareous marls from Jurassic
Average age of the vines
45 hl / ha
Traditionnal with destemming
10 months in stainless steel vats
The ancient local grape variety of César (or Romain) is planted on approximately five hectares of land around the village of Irancy. As a variety it is increasingly rarely found because of difficulties in achieving full ripeness in the grapes. It has very unique characteristics and in the best years produces wines that will keep for a great length of time.
Tasting and food pairings
The strength of tannins in this wine gives it a characteristic flavour but also necessitates a certain amount of ageing before it reveals its full character. After ageing it has a spicy palate lightened with hints of raspberry and violet. This is a well-structured wine with a lovely crimson colour, and when young is full-bodied and lively. It goes well with roasts, game, meats in casseroles or with gravy, and Epoisses and Soumaintrain cheese.