Tasting NotesDeep ruby in the glass, its depth of colour gestures towards the intensity of aroma and flavour to come. Bright strawberry, blueberry, waxy orange peel, mocha, and sweet anise weave in and out forming a layered and vivid nose. Weighty tones of red and blue fruit lead to mouth-watering acidity and a crunchy mid palate of cherry fruit. Chalky tannins gather towards the back of the palate grasping onto wispy notes of rich dried fruit and red fruit compote. An exceptional wine of great depth and fine structure, this Pinot Noir requests time to unravel the countless flavours still evolving and emerging from its core.
CellaringThis wine will greatly reward your patience - drink from 2025 to 2040
Vineyard: The vineyard dominates the Cote d’Or mid-slopes immediately north of Morey-Saint-Denis village, stretching from the northern edge of its neighboring climat, Clos Saint-Denis, to the commune boundary with Gevrey-Chambertin.
Soil: Shallow soil (30 cm), sustained by some big blocks of brown limestone, very rich in nurturing elements. The high proportion of marlstone in the soils here is regarded as the reason for its wines added power and ageing potential
Maceration process: 50% whole bunch, five days of cold maceration, one pigeage a day at the start of the alcoholic fermentation, then pump-overs during maceration for a gentle extraction
Pressing: Pneumatic press
Total elevage: 18 months
Oak used: French oak casks - 50% new, light and long soft toast from Allier and Jupilles forests
Operations performed during ageing: One racking after malolactic fermentation
Filtration: No fining, no filtration
All the vinification and ageing operations are carried out with reference to the lunar calendar
96 points - Huon Hooke
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