Bourgogne Pinot Noir

A Top Quality Regional

Our regional appellation Pinot Noir is produced from group of vine plots located between the Côte de Nuits and the Saône-et Loire-vineyards, in the hamlets of Lormes and Chavet. With a total surface area of one hectare, these vine plots are the reference point, the benchmark, for all high quality regional appellations. This Bourgogne Pinot Noir will delight you with its complexity, a result of its famous provenance. Best enjoyed young, but its constantly en route to its peak for the next ten years.

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Our Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vintages

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2014

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Seduction In The Dark

Our regional appellation Pinot Noir arrives from a group of vine plots found between the Côte de Nuits and the Saône et Loire vineyards. Observe the rich, dark crimson complexion as it fills the glass, the dazzle of purple will tickle the eyes. Embrace the first explosive scents – wild raspberry, cherry jam, blackberry jam, black currant, bilberry, cooked prune, pepper – they're all there. The classic characteristics of vanilla, spices and animal then take control. You'll happily surrender. Well-rounded, lively and clearly defined this Bourgogne Pinot Noir is undeniably chewy with tasty tannins. There is no astringency whatsoever, allowing this wine to slide gracefully into a silky, lingering and fruity finish.

An Excellent Burgundy Vintage

This year’s vintage captured the memory of 2014’s unusual, and unpredictable, weather. An unusually mild winter – the Asian fruit fly had made its unwelcome introduction – something we would all wish to forget. At the beginning of the season there was much promise. The three months of Spring were warm and dry, culminating in an early bud break and bloom at the start of June. However, by the end of the month, cooler and wetter weather reigned supreme. On June 28th, a hailstorm – similar to the devastation that struck in 2012 and 2013 – damaged several villages across the Côte de Beaune, including Pommard. Third year in a row. Summer was defined by wetter-than-average weather and cool temperatures. A few hot days in July helped the vines recover their ground, but worsening conditions took control again during the first two weeks of August. By mid-August the weather improved, with mostly dry and sunny conditions aiding the grapes to a steady and juicy maturation. In September, the sun remained a constant element and a northerly wind bolstered ideal conditions; the grapes reached optimal maturity come mid-September with most appellations hand-picked under sunny skies.

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2013

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Force of Nature

After the small yield, but succulent flavors, of the 2012 vintage, 2013 was another year that mother earth proved its hegemony over the vignerons and vignobles of Burgundy. The bud break was relatively late, seeping into June, following a cold, rainy and frigid Spring. Throughout June, a deluge of rain delayed floraison (flowering), introducing an increased risk of blight. Pommard, as well as surrounding appellations Volnay, Beaune and Savigny-lès-Beaune, also experienced a near-fatal hailstorm, identical to the thunderous power that struck in 2012. In July and August, the weather transformed again, this time for the better. Warm temperatures and sunshine clothed the vines – with some summer downpours relinquishing the heat – guiding the grapes to ripen delightfully at the end of September. Harvest began around September 23rd, with the vineyards bare of all ripe fruit come October 2nd. The year’s unstable conditions struck again with huge storms across the region’s vineyards on October 5th and 6th. Thankfully, just a few days too late to do any more damage to the net yield. Overall, this small vintage has incredible potential. We should all be thankful.

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2012

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