Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Appellation Régionale
Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Grape Variety :

Pinot Noir

Vineyard

Site: a dozen of various appellations especially rigorously selected by Joseph Drouhin are used for this wine.
History & tradition: the first plantings of Pinot Noir in Burgundy probably go back to 150 BC. This wine, made 100% with this famous grapes, is the archetype of Bourgogne Pinot Noir for Joseph Drouhin.
Soil: clay and limestone.

Viticulture

Plantation density: 10,000 vine stocks/hectare.
Pruning: Guyot
Yield: 62 hl/ha, purposely low in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir.
Supply: grapes and must purchased from regular suppliers.

Vinification

- maceration and vinification take 2 to 3 weeks.
- indigenous yeasts.
- maceration and fermentation temperatures under total control.

Joseph Drouhin seeks total control of the process of extraction; extraction gives colour and substance to a wine but should never be detrimental to its finesse and typical character.

Ageing

Stainless-steel vats (7 to 8 months).
One to two-year old barrels for the wines of higher origin.

Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation, barrel by barrel. The data obtained is then completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.

Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

"A wine full of charm: bright ruby colour and a nose rich with aromas of red fruit (raspberry, red currants, wild strawberry). On the palate, the wine is pleasant, fruity and refreshing, with light tannins and great elegance".

Vintage

The 2016 crop was low in quantity but its quality provides a nice surprise. The mature grapes gave deep ruby-coloured wines displaying notes of black fruit mingled with hints of violet and spices. The palate is round and generous. The wines are typical of their terroir.

Serving

Temperature: 12/13°C (53-55°F)
Cellaring: 1 to 3 years