A bouquet of dark, even sour cherry and damp earth, impart a brooding depth and intensity to this wine. The palate’s rich and dense, dark fruits and savoury humic soil notes are closeted in ample fine tannins that build power and structure. A complex, powerful and classically defined Pinot Noir, full of personality, which will reward generously over time.
CellaringDrink now or cellar for up to 20 years.
Vineyard: 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.
Soil: Here the very superficial soil is composed of marl and decomposed limestone which brings finesse and body to the wine.
Age of the vines: 60 years old
Maceration process: 30 % whole bunch, short cold maceration, two pigeage a day at the start of the alcoholic fermentation, then pump-overs during maceration for a gentle extraction.
Total vatting time: 21 days
Pressing: Pneumatic press
Total elevage: 17 months
Oak used: French oak casks. 25% new, light and long soft toast, from Tronçais and Allier 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.