This wine comes from our plot named “En Bignon” in Bouze les Beaune. Starting from 2020, it will be labeled with the name of its location: “En Bignon” and its altitude: 421meters. The plot’s soil is very clayey and red. In Burgundy we say that red soil equals great red wine! Its altitude of 421 meters is important because the plot is in a fresh spot, which is ideal to produce refined wines. From the vineyard we can see the pass of Bessey en Chaume (532m), highest point in altitude between Paris and Marseille by the highway.
Mainly traditional high density vineyard (10 000 vines per ha with Guyot cane pruning) and partly with lyre (double Guyot pruning)
Grapes harvested by hand at perfect maturity.
Vinification: gentle extraction, 100% de-stemmed grapes, in oak foudre (large barrel).
Ageing: an average of 12 months, 15% in new barrels.
TASTING & FOOD PAIRINGS
On the nose, as well as on the palate, this wine combines a lovely altitude freshness (fresh red fruit) with a spicy character typical of a fine Pinot Noir. This wine can be enjoyed as an aperitif with friends but is also at home with charcuterie, shepherd's pie or a vegetable quiche.
Cellaring 3-7 years
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