Intense red colour, with ruby reflections. The open nose shows notes of red fruits, with a touch of spice and vanilla. Very complex on the palate, with elegant tannins, excellent red fruit intensity that is typical of good Pinot Noir and great length.
Jean-Claude Boisset is going from strength to strength under the stewardship of Gr̩gory Patriat, and his wines have received much critical acclaim over recent years. Key are the entry point Bourgogne wines, which are sealed under stelvin, handled in the same way as the
The grapes were hand harvested from 28th-30th September 2010 using small, 20kg crates. Sorting took place in the vineyards and then again on the sorting table upon arrival to the winery. Grapes were 100% destalked but not crushed and put into vats using gravity. Total maceration lasted for 21-25 days including one week cold maceration at 12°C to develop aroma and good colour, with pigeages (punching down of the cap) when necessary. Fermentation took place with natural yeasts. The wine was aged for 10 months on the lees without racking off in French oak barrels (10% new oak). The wine was slightly filtered but unfined and bottled using gravity in July 2011.