Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes rouge

50 years old

Vines are situated around the village of Chassagne Montrachet in the south of the Côte de Beaune. Southeast exposure. Soil: Clay and limestone. Grapes variety: Pinot Noir, Guyot pruning with different seasonal processes in the vineyard (pruning, trellising on wires/tying-in, thinning fruit-bunches).

Harvested by hand. Grapes are sorted twice (when picking the grapes and on the sorting table) then, theey are partially des-temmed and afterwards put in stainless steel thermo-regulated tanks. The acoholic fermentation can begin and lasts around 3 weeks with natural yeasts which are present in the grape berries. Gentle pumping-over of the must is done in order to avoid extracting harsh tannins and to attain the purest and most representative wines possible. Gentle pressing.

The wine is put into the French oak casks for a further settling of the juice (10% of new oak). The malolactic fermentation can then begin with natural anaerobic bacteria, Ageing for between 14 months on fine lees, We follow the lunar calendar for the bottling without fining or filtering ("fruit" day for the wine to drink on ripeness and freshness).

The wine has good colour and body and is often very meaty. Their structure can give them a ressemblance to the Côte de Nuits reds. Notes of kirschberry and blackcurrant.

Roasted and grilled red meats.
Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes rouge
Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes rouge

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