Tupinier Bautista laver rød Bourgogne så man hører englene synge hvor alt er lavet i symbiose mellem bonde og natur. Det er vine med masser af kraft, finesse og karakter.
Manu Bautista tog over fra sin far i 1997 og er i dag alm anderkendt for at være blandt områdets 3 bedste producenter.
Husets Vielles Vignes kommer fra ca 60år gamle stokke og smager med sin fede, bløde frugt allerede forbandet lækkert. I duften er der noter af skovbær, jordbær, peber, mineraler og velintegreret fad. Smagen følger i samme spor og vover vi den påstand at bedre Bourgogne skal du lede længe efter. Desværre er mængderne små.
“Tupinier-Bautista has long been one of my favourite Côte Chalonnaise producers based down in Mercurey. “Manu” Bautista took over from his father Jacques Tupinier in 1997 and ratcheted up the quality across the Domaine’s 10 hectares of vine. With a brand new modern winery built in 2016, there is no doubt that Tupinier-Bautista will continue producing some of the finest Mercurey wines. There is an attention to detail here that sets them apart from other producers and, contrary to Manu’s ursine appearance (he looks like the kind of guy you wouldn’t want to pick a fight with), the wines are intense and built to last, yet are often more graceful and broad-shouldered than their peers. Along with Domaine François Raquillet, this Domaine demonstrates that Mercurey can produce excellent, well-priced wines.” Vinous
“Offering up aromas of sweet cherries, raspberries, baking spices and classy new oak, Bautista’s 2020 Mercurey Vieilles Vignes is medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with supple tannins, succulent acids and a typically sensual, enveloping profile. This pleasure-bent red will offer delicious drinking out of the gates.”91 point Wine Advocate
As I have written before, the genial Manu Bautista’s small winery in the hamlet of Touches is one of the Côte Chalonnaise’s finest estates, and I encourage readers wishing to encounter red and white Mercurey at its most gourmand and seductive to seek out his wines. Emphasizing that everything follows from the quality of the raw materials, Bautista harvests by hand in small cases. Whites are vinified without stirring, the naturally rich wines of Mercurey having, he contends, no need for supplemental “fat” from the lees; reds see long cuvaisons with temperatures kept in the mid-80s Fahrenheit to preserve the expression of fruit. Élevage then takes place in barrels and demi-muids exclusively derived from—and made to measure by—the talented Stéphane Chassin, whose Rully cooperage supplies many of the region’s best addresses. Topping up is meticulous, and Bautista’s attention to detail will be evident to anyone who visits his cellars. The results speak for themselves: supple, fragrant reds bursting with vibrant fruit that entirely conceals their velvety tannins and precise, flavorful and harmonious whites. In short, Bautista is one of a small handful of producers that demonstrate just what is possible when Mercurey’s terroirs are lavished with the same attention devoted to their more famous Côte d’Or counterparts. The 2019 vintage has turned out brilliantly at this address, and an informal sampling of the young 2020s from barrel suggests similar levels of excellence. Wine Advocate