WINE OF THE WEEK: Frederic Cossard Bourgogne Rouge Bedeau 2014.

AVAILABLE: By the glass at Darling Square Friday night and Tramsheds all day Saturday.

This week on Cellar Stories is a Pinot Noir from Burgundy - Frederic Cossard Bourgogne Rouge Bedeau 2014. It’s a pure, clean, and 100% true to Cossard’s style. His passion for life and love of wine runs deep, as will yours once you try this fantastic red.

The wine is organically farmed with no sulphur added - grapes are from old vines, averaging around 40-45 years, between the towns of Puligny Montrachet and Chassagne Montrachet. Although 2014’s yield was very low, the quality of the wine is excellent. Cossard wasn’t born into a family of winemakers and so had to start leasing and cultivating vines from scratch (a tricky task in Burgundy), but 22 years of graft later and he operates ten hectares across several villages - that’s 1,000 square metres of vineyard. Made with absolute meticulousness, the maceration goes in the oak vat for three weeks and 16 days fermentation, ten months ageing in the barrel, then three months in a stainless tank. 

The result is a delicately rare and refreshing wine, and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Make it this weekend’s dinner partner and thank us later.


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Daragh Kan