Laforêt Bourgogne
Pinot Noir

Appellation Régionale
Laforêt Bourgogne
Pinot Noir

Grape Variety :

Pinot Noir.

Vineyard

Site: adozen 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. Laforêt Bourgogne rouge, made 100% with this famous grape, is the archetype of red Burgundy 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 provenance.

    Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. 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

    They have a refined structure, a good level of acidity and fine, complex aromas of small red berries. Most of the great appellations of Côte de Nuits present uniform quality. The reds of Côte de Beaune are elegant, very fruity and a little more lively than in 2006.

    Serving

    Temperature: 12/13°C (53-55°F).
    Cellaring: 1 to 3 years.
    Laforêt Bourgogne Pinot Noir
    Laforêt Bourgogne Pinot Noir