Philosophy The Bourgogne Côte d’Or appellation is a new appellation beginning with the 2017 vintage. It aims to offer all of the nobility of Burgundy’s regional appellations by using grapes that come exclusively from the finest terroirs in the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits, a philosophy the House of Edouard Delaunay fully subscribes to.
Terroir Our cuvée is crafted from a selection of Pinot Noir grapes from the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits (Volnay, Chorey and Fixin). The plots benefit from southeastern exposure and are located toward the bottom of the slope where the soil is composed of clayey alluvium, silt and gravel. These soils are generally deep and allow the wine to express not only richness and power, but also elegant, fruity notes.
Vinfication and ageing The grapes are handpicked and undergo thorough sorting. A short period of cold maceration allows for the extraction of fruit and colour. This is followed by a dozen days of vatting. Approximately 70% of the cuvée is aged in oak barrels for 12 months (15% new oak).
Tasting notes Crimson in colour boasting lovely intensity. Complex bouquet reminiscent of red berry aromas (raspberry, wild strawberry) and fresh mint. The palate is rich and ethereal, featuring notes of rhubarb and spices. This is a classy wine worthy of its status among the region’s finest Pinot Noirs.