Tasting NotesRuby at the core, magenta fraying out at the edges, this is an elegant, lithe, and balanced wine that shines due to its gently extracted freshness and appealing approachability. The nose is teeming with cherry, rose, strawberry, asphalt, cinnamon, cured meats, and red liquorice. The palate possesses plush red berries supported by lively acidity creating a slippery, sleek mouthfeel with ripe tannin that gathers towards the front and mid-palate, keeping hold of the impression of red berries, and subtle warming oak characteristic to form a pleasant finish.
CellaringDrink now or over the next 5 years.
Vineyard: This wine is made with grapes coming from the plot En la Poulotte. This plot is located in the village of Couchey, just South of Marsannay.
Soil: Soils are mainly clay and limestone.
Maceration process: 15% 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: 14 months
Oak used: French oak barrels, 15% new from Jupilles forest
Operations performed during ageing: One racking after the malolactic fermentation
Filtration: No fining, no filtration
All the vinification and ageing operations are carried out with reference to the lunar calendar.
90 points - Huon Hooke
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