Irancy, in the Grand Auxerrois district of the department of Yonne, stands on the right bank of the Yonne some fifteen kilometres south of Auxerre and south-west of Chablis. It is typical of the wine-growing villages of the district. It was raised to the status of a communal appellation, which it shares with the neighbouring villages of Cravant and Vincelottes, in 1999.
Irancy is a red wine made from Pinot Noir grapes. An unusual feature is that it may, if desired, include in its composition up to 10% of César, a traditional grape of this district. Rich in tannins, lively in colour, the César is a noble grape which lends the wine an interesting personality. The strong crimson colour of this wine, shading towards dark red, is rich in highlights. The bouquet is bursting with fruit aromas (blackcurrant, Morello cherry, raspberry, blackberry) with sometimes floral, liquorice or pepper notes. On the palate, the tannins melt into a firm and velvety structure.
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