Vintage 2017 AOC
Grapes: 100% Pinot Nero
Production area: La Côte de Nuits
Soil: this vineyard was founded by the monks of Cîteaux, it is located at the foot of the Clos de la Roche (Grand Cru). It is classified with the appellation of order from Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru, for an area of 4 Ha 50 a. It was practically replanted after heavy soil erosion in 1963. The presence of winter grass can prevent this plague thanks to the shallow roots that hold the earth and bring it humus. The surface is 2 Ha for a production of 80 hectoliters (10,000 bottles). The vineyard is managed according to methods that best respect the soil and the plant. The size carried out is of the simple Guyot type.
Vinification: the vinification of the 80% destemmed harvest is carried out in three phases:
- Cold pre-fermentation maceration from 3 to 5 days
- Transformation of the must into wine from 4 to 5 days
- then 3-4 days to finalize the extraction of soluble materials (tannins, anthocyanins, etc ...) and allow a good combination of it.
After pressing, the new wine is placed directly into 228-liter oak barrels. (No new barrels to preserve the fruit and expression of the Pinot Noir). During a reproduction period of 18 months in oak 2 decantings are carried out to eliminate the lees. Finally, the bottling is carried out by us in the place of production.
Aging potential: 6-15 years.
Alcoholic content: 13% vol.
Tasting notes: deep red color. Perfume of great complexity, in general during his youth dominate the fruity aromas. Spicy notes everywhere the long aging of this wine gives it a particular and rare character in Côte de Nuits.
Pairing: the cru Morey St Denis 1er "Clos des Ormes" is excellent for white and grilled meats or as an accompaniment to rather fresh cheeses. The Morey St Denis 1er cru "Clos des Ormes" is a wine of great structure that gives it at least a storage in the cellar of at least 6 years up to more than 15 years for a good aging.
Serving temperature: 17 ° C
They say about wine: tasting Score: 93 by Tim Atkin (DECANTER) "this is wonderfully light, graceful and ethereal, with rose petal and violet scents and some sinewy tannins on the finish"