Tasting NotesThis wine treads a most attractive path between elements of fruit and earth, with both taking turns to express themselves in the journey across nose and palate. Darker ruby but still with translucence in the glass, the initial aromatic summary is of strawberries and forest fruits, giving way to some sweet vegetal and damp earth notes with hints of fresh hay bales, cola and nutmeg. Acid and tannin are well-balanced on the palate, present without being intrusive and supporting depth of flavour without heaviness. There is an airiness to this Pinot which allows for easy enjoyment of clean and bright fruit flavours and an appreciation of subtle savoury complexity, which exemplifies the satisfaction of enjoying young village Burgundy.
CellaringDrink now or over the next 5 years.
Vineyard: The vineyards used are spread over different areas: South of the Côte de Nuits:
In Corgoloin: Au Clou & Les Perrières
In Comblanchien: Les Monts de Boncourt & Les Retraits.
Soil: The hill-slope of Corgoloin are carved into the hard limestones of the upper bathonien. The slopes are gentle and regular, not reaching the rim of the plateau. In the upper part the brown soil is only slightly limy, lower down, a thick layer of pebbly scree, while at the foot of the slope it is an extensive area of brown soils over accumulated alluvium.
Maceration process: 100% destemmed. 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: 16 months
Oak used: 15% new oak
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.
91 points - Huon Hooke
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