The soft, velvety red burgundy Le Renard, Côteaux Bourguignons 2020 is a mouth-watering blend of pinot noir and gamay, and a lovely wine to drink at Christmas. Made by the fifth generation of the Devillard family, it is one of the few red burgundies at under £20 I enjoy regularly and with great pleasure. Alas, we find too many at this price point that are thin and disappointing.
Le Renard is the house red burgundy at Chez Allard, Alain Ducasse’s great left bank Paris bistrot, and is always served en carafe. I’ve been drinking it there for decades and never ask for anything else.
- David Campbell Founder of FromVineyardsDirect
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Lovely deep ruby colour with garnet tints.Aromas of summer berry, delicate peony and rose. On the palate, nice freshness with juicy red fruit flavours and fine, light body. Great harmony here.
"The 2019 Domaine Devillard 'Le Renard' is produced by the Devillard family (owners of Ch. de Chamirey in Mercurey and Domaine de Perdrix in Nuits-St-Georges) in the relatively new - well, decade-old - appellation of Coteaux Bourguignons. A low-yield, old vine blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay, it's full of luscious, juicy fruit and the softest of tannins and could hardly be more easygoing."
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator
"Typically for the Côteaux Bourguignons appellation, this is a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay from a small family producer in the south of Burgundy, made with low yields and old vines. Moderately pale and translucent, the nose is so appealing, flirting with an herbaceous brightness but firm red fruit beneath: rose-hips, cranberries and raspberry, a delightful floral lift. In the mouth this is as caressing and soft as you like, tannins barely perceptible and the juiciness of the acidity allowing the free-flowing, featherweight but sweet berry fruit carry through to the finish. Not a profound red Burgundy it's true, but an absolutely charming one."
Tom Cannavan, Wine-Pages.com