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Wine Details
Frédéric Maignet, Consultant Oenologist talking with Grégory Barbet, President, in the cellars while sampling red wines

Pinot Noir Sauvage 2018

Bourgogne
  • 75cl bottle

Intense and attractive nose with aromas of peonies, red fruits and a hint of liquorice. On the palate the wine is rich, with silky tannins and nice savoury note.

Vineyards

From limestone soils vineyards undergoing conversion to organic farming.

Vintage

2018 was the rainiest winter for 60 years. Though average temperatures were normal, this does not reflect how variable the conditions of 2018 were: a harsh December, mild January and a cold February. As a result, budburst happened late in mid-April. Spring was a turning point: sunny, dry and warm, which allowed the vines to catch up and indeed continue ahead of the curve. Mid June then marked the beginning of a drought that continued until the first day of harvest. Harvest began right at the end of August and had to be done vigilantly to avoid over-concentration in the grapes picked later - the heatwave continued. 2018 could well be compared to 2009 with deep colour, complex aromas and remarkable fruit intensity.

Winemaking

Manual harvest is followed by traditional Burgundian vinification and ageing for 7 to 8 months on fine lees that impairs a natural antioxidant protection to the wine.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Salads and Picnics
  • Casseroles/Stews
  • Mild Creamy Cheeses
Perfect with sauteed veal, grilled red meats, roast duck, mushroom risotto or chocolate desserts.