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

Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes Bourgogne Rouge 2018

Bourgogne
  • 75cl bottle

Ripe morello cherry and black stone fruits fill the nose, enhanced by some hints of delicate spice. A rich mouth with silky tannins, it is expressive and lingering.

Vineyards

The 3 hectares of Pinot Noir, mainly looking east, are planted in the village of Cogny, where soils are a mix of clay, rock, chalk and siliceous pebbles.

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

Traditional Burgundian vinification takes place with destemmed grapes and maturation on fine lees.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Grilled and Roasted White Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
Goes perfectly with grilled meats, meats terrines and soft cheese.