Antoine Olivier – Santenay Les Charmes
Color is a dark but brilliant black cherry. The bouquet evokes rose-petals, peony, violet, red fruits and a hint of liquorice. In the mouth, the attack is deep and intense. Firm but discreet tannins make for a body that is supple, fine-textured and well-built. It boasts back aromas (often of bilberry) and a long finish.
Its supple and intense attack, and its aromatic register with its distinguished finish mean it should be matched with slow-cooked dishes like braised veal or beef, to which its tannins will lend structure without being aggressive. Glazed or caramelized poultry in the Asian style would also give it a warm welcome for its meaty texture, as would home-made hamburgers.
From the cheese board: Brie de Meaux, Pont-l’Evêque, Cîteaux, Reblochon, Bleu de Bresse...
Serving temperature: 15°C.