Grape variety: Pinot Noir
La Bourgeoise is a selection of very old Pinot Noir vines planted on southwest facing flinty-clay hills with very small yields.
Fermentation is performed in vats for 10-14 days. Throughout this process, the cap is punched and the must pumped over twice daily so as to maximize the extraction of color and tannins. Malolactic fermentation takes place in small (228 liter) Tronçais forest oak barrels. When completed, the wine is racked and barrel aged for 10 to 12 months. Depending on the vintage, this wine is bottle-aged for 8-24 months before release.