PhilosophyThe 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.
TerroirTwo thirds of the Pinot Noir grapes for our cuvée were selected from vineyards in the Côte de Beaune (Pommard, Pernand-Vergelesses and Chorey-les-Beaune), while one third was sourced from the Côte de Nuits (Fixin). The plots all benefit from southeastern exposure and are located at the base of the slope where the soil is composed of clayey alluvium, silt and gravel. These soils tend to be deep and allow the wine to express both richness and power in addition to elegant, fruity notes.
Vinification and ageingThe grapes were handpicked and underwent thorough sorting. A short period of cold maceration allowed us to extract fruit and colour, after which cuvaison lasted for approximately a dozen days. As for the great wines of Burgundy, this wine was aged exclusively in oak barrels for nine months (15% new oak).
Tasting notesGorgeous deep red in colour. The nose is expressive and complex, redolent of ripe cherry and fruit jellies (blackcurrant), underpinned by a balsamic note of pine resin and a whisper of smoke, which lends a touch of wildness to the wine. Scents of bark, brambles and damp earth after a storm are followed by aromas of fine wood (oak) and a hint of Russian leather. Lovely start to the palate, which features pleasing acidity and nice concentration. This is a very promising wine, rich and complex, endowed with lovely tannins that are still slightly angular but will round themselves out over time.