The .75 ha parcel of land within Nuit-Saint-Georges which provides the fruit for this bottling has vines ranging in ages between 40-54 years, and grow upon beds of limestone clay rich soils. After a manual harvest the grapes receive cool maceration and undergo native yeast fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel, before undergoing 100% malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged on its fine lees in French oak barrels, of which 20% is new. It is then bottled without fining and only light filtration.
Aromatically there are notes of crushed rose petals and violets, as well as tart red fruit and fine vanilla. The palate is refreshing with well balanced tannins, and the finish is surprisingly dry compared to the delicacies on the nose.
|PRODUCER||Maison Roche de Bellene|
|VARIETAL COMPOSITION||Pinot Noir|