Pinot Noir Terres de Famille

Bourgogne Pinot Noir Terres de Famille

Vintages

Parcelle(s)

La Loge au Vignier En Crottots
Surface: 1,5977 ha
Geographical situation: parcel from Gilly-lès-Citeaux
Exposure: South-facing
Plantings: 1983/1984

Les Crotots
Surface: 0,7008 ha
Geographical situation: parcel from Gilly-lès-Citeaux
Exposure: South-facing
Plantings: 1971/1972 1972/1973 1974/1975

Beaune La Blanchisserie
Surface: 0,1185 ha
Geographical situation: adjacent to the Abbaye Saint-Martin.
Exposure: East-facing.
Plantings: 1993/1994

Beaune Montée Rouge Sous les Sapins
Surface: 0,9003 ha
Geographical situation: parcel in a coomb (route de Bouze-lès-Beaune)
Exposure: East-facing.
Plantings: 1952/1953

Like a family reunion, this wine brings together the members of a single lineage, from a terroir of Cistercian origins. Their variety, Pinot Noir, was first mentioned in writings dating back to over 700 years! One third of the grapes are from our vines on the Côte de Beaune, two thirds from the Côte de Nuits, the domain’s “divine ratio”.

Vines

Situation: Pinot Noir in all its ardour and delicacy, its spirit and sensitivity, its authenticity... with parcels at Gilly-lès-Cîteaux, a stone’s throw from the Clos de Vougeot and our Vougeot wines, combined with a rustic hint of Côte de Beaune. Vougeot was where the Cistercian monks kept their wine. Our Bourgogne Terres de Famille is a combination from several of our parcels, in accordance with strict appellation d’origine contrôlée rules, to arouse the excellence of Pinot Noir. Montée Rouge, for example, is one of the best Beaune climats.
Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Soil and subsoil: clayey silt on the surface, clay deeper down. Non-calcareous soil.
Planting density: 10 000 vines / ha
Total surface: 3,32 ha
Yield: 36,05 hl / ha
Rootstock: massal selection only.
Pest management since 1992
Organic agriculture. Received official approval in 2001.
Training style: Guyot
Vineyard news: Earthing-up of the vines in winter. Spraying of nettle and rhubarb, horsetail, yarrow, tansy, comfrey tea during each treatment. Suckers removed in spring.

History

Pinot Noir is a blue-blooded vine, a truly aristocratic variety. The finest of all red varieties, it can truly dazzle the taste buds. First described in 1375, it has always remained intimately linked with the history of Burgundy. Its grapes give birth to the true soul of Burgundy, and only here is it at its best. Being delicate and complex grape, it is difficult to export. In the words of Jancis Robinson, “No one has come up with a Pinot Noir that could compare with Burgundy”.


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