Covered cherry red, black in the core, delicate violet lightening towards the rim.
On the nose, the 2011 Héloise displays sweet aromas of candied black cherries, pickled cranberries, dried figs, praline and truffle. With a little oxygen, notes of dark tobacco, tar, green pepper and burnt rosemary join in as a nice contrast, giving it a masculine touch.
On the palate, one is surprised by its delicate freshness and its stimulating tannin and acid structure, which contrasts beautifully with its charming and sweetish fruit. This is a wine to watch, with Burgundian hints that will become more pronounced as it matures.
Food recommendations by Christina Hilker
- Chestnut strudel with butter, honey, cinnamon, star anise and sultanas
- Black pudding with cassis and potato rösti
- Pheasant with black truffle jus, lentil vegetables and old balsamic vinegar
Chêne Bleu, La Verriere, 84110 Crestet / France