Tasting NotesFremiets lies just to the North East of the village, adjacent to Pommard; the vine age is on average 35 years. This wine is packed with dense plum and dark and red berry fruits, some smoked meat and crushed rock characters. The palate has concentration, energy and finesse, deep fruit flavours are long and moreish, tannins chewy and layered. A wine that displays the balanced ripeness of the vineyard, the profundity of the appellation and superb cellaring potential. Alcohol 13.5%
Cellaringnow - 2030
50% whole bunch, short cold maceration, two pigeage a day during the alcoholic fermentation, then short pump-overs during maceration post alcoholic fermentation.
Vatting time: 21 days
Pressing: Pneumatic press
Ageing Total elevage: 17 months
Oak used: 15% new French oak barrels, from Jupilles forests
Operations performed during ageing: One racking before bottling
Filtration: No fining, no filtration
All the vinification and ageing operations are carried out with reference to the lunar calendar.
Vineyards: The Fremiets vineyard is situated in the northern part of the appellation right next to Pommard. Our east facing vineyard is located mid-slope with perfect drainage.
Soils: Here the very superficial soil is composed of marl and decomposed limestone which brings finesse and body to the wine.
Heady aromatics of exotic spice, damp sweet earth, black cherry and raspberry. Medium-bodied, smoked paprika, red and black fruits, density and power, ripe gravelly tannin, cool ‘mineral’ acidity, and an impressively long stony finish. An echo of the structure of good Nebbiolo here, which warms the heart.
95 Points - Gary Walsh
The Wine Front
96 Points - Huon Hooke
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