The Tonnerrois district lies in the southern Yonne not far from Chablis. One of its communes, Épineuil won the official right to identify its wines by name within the general Bourgogne appellation in 1993 for red, white and rosé wines.
The Epineuil red is a light wine with the wings of an angel. Its aromas comprise red fruits (strawberry, cherry and gooseberry) and black fruits (blackberry, blueberry, blackcurrant) punctuated with peppery notes. Its texture is marked by smooth, velvety tannins which are a badge of its typicity. Smokey notes are quite common.
The rosé is made from Pinot Noir or Pinot Gris grapes. Epineuil has long been known for the freshness and suppleness of its rosé. Although this is a well-behaved wine, its vivacity shows.
The rare white comes from the Chardonnay grape. Lively, dry, and well-balanced, it often carries aromas of gunflint. On the palate it is rich, with possible hints of bracken, peach, mint, and even mango.
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