From our gently sloping Kimmeridgian clay-limestone (small fossilized oysters) hillsides, this cuvée reveals the roundness and fruit of a pinot noir with typical Loire Valley accents.
De-stemming and sorting of the grapes, gravity-flow grape delivery, pre-fermentation maceration at 5°C for one week. Vinification under temperature control. Alternating punching down and pumping over depending on the tasting. Aged for 6 months in vats and 500-litre barrels (10% of the cuvée).
First bottling: April 2021.
Appearance: Ruby in color with garnet flecks.
Nose: Roasted black fruit flavors (blackberries, blueberries), enhanced by spicier black pepper aromas layered with finely toasted notes.
Palate: The initial notes are smooth and deep, expressing an abundance of full-bodied charm. Black fruit dominates the palate, a vibrant freshness underlying its roundness and energizing the whole. Smooth, soft tannins evolve into a long, juicy, mouth-wate- ring finish.