The name Coucherias originates from the fact that the vineyard is exposed West so facing the sun sets. It was planted in the 1950s. The plot is situated on a soil that is constituted of clay and lime stone, and that is very steep. It is divided into two sub-islets, the smallest being a former quarry. The soil is very clayey and red, which gives a dense texture to this wine’s tannins. The “Clos” is isolated by trees and broom which is a rare plant in Burgundy. The plot has been cultivated with biodynamical practices since its origins in 1985.
Traditional high density vineyard 10000 vines per ha, West facing exposure, Guyot cane pruning
Hand harvest at optimum ripeness
50 % vendange entière (with stem) and 50% whole cluster
Biodynamic winemaking, with no additives except a little bit of sulfur
Barrel aging: 12 months
TASTING & FOOD PAIRINGS
Notes of cherry and liquorice on the nose underpinned by a light touch of oak. Supple and appetising on the palate, with lovely body and lush red and black fruit.
Well-defined tannins on the finish. Enjoy with grilled red meats, mushroom risotto or a mature Mimolette cheese. Cellaring: 8-15 years.
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