C么te de Beaune Village

Tasting Notes

Nose : Fresh red fruit aromas (raspberry, strawberry, blackcurrant) quite typical of Pinot Noir.

Palate : The fruity taste is supported by a good tannic structure which carries the wine without hardening it.

Laying : Drink after two or three years or lay down for four to six years depending on the vintages.

Terroir

Blending of different parcels loacated in Santenay and the Maranges.

Soil

Chalky and clayey, quite deep.

Grape Variety

100% Pinot Noir.

Age of the vines

40 years average.

Harvesting

100% Manual.

Destemming

90% Destemmed.

Winemaking

After a rigorous selection of the grapes, they are destemmed then put into concrete tanks. Cold maceration during ten days or so with treading and pumping over, then alcoholic maceration during eight days. After the press wine is racked and blended, the wine is put in barrels

Alcohol

13% Vol.

Ageing

Entirely put in barrels (10% new barrels) during about 15 months. The malolactic fermentation is done tardily in order to keep as much fruit as possible.

Production

About 6 000 Bottles.

Best served with

Poultry, grilled meat, mild cheese.